Freightliner trucks announced that new option packages are available to order for its Class 6/7 M2 106 truck. The packages were originally revealed at the 2014 Work Truck Show.
“We know our medium-duty customers want options that enhance productivity, efficiency and driver recruitment,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner. “We are commited to helping our customers maximize their business investment by offering options that contribute to lowering the real cost of ownership.”
The optional packages for the M2 106 include:
Allison Transmission’s FuelSense Technology. FuelSense is a set of unique software packages including features that automatically adapt to shift cycles and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle, without compromising performance. When ordered in the Efficiency Package, FuelSense is paired with a 220 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque Cummins ISB6.7 engine.
The increased torque rating allows operation at lower engine RPMs, mitigating downshifts and FuelSense’s neutral-at-stop feature takes the load off the engine and transmission while stopped in traffic or at a light. These enhancements can positively affect fuel efficiency. The Efficiency Package also includes a 5.22 axle ratio and synthetic fuel efficiency lube for the steer and drive axles.
Driver Retention Package. The Driver Retention Package for the M2 106 has premium interior features designed to improve driver comfort during tough working conditions. Options include a roof console with storage, premium insulation, a wood grain instrument panel, additional in-dash power outlets, Bluetooth-enabled SiriusXM radio, a high-back air suspension heated driver seat, dual driver seat armrests, power windows and door locks, and an adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column.
Professional Image Package. The Professional Image Package has a variety of chrome and bright finish options for the M2 106, including a chrome hood mounted air intake grille, a hood-mounted chromed plastic grille, a 14-inch round polished air horn, chrome headlight bezels, bright-finished heated and remote mirrors, polished fuel tanks with painted bands, a three-piece chromed steel bumper, and polished stainless steel steps.