Freightliner Trucks Introduces Passenger Seating Upgrade for the Business Class M2

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DALLAS, TEXAS…Freightliner Trucks today introduced the addition of a rear bench passenger seat as a factory option for its Business Class M2 106, 106V, 112 and 112V truck models that are equipped with an extended cab. The product news was announced at the Great American Trucking Show.

The full-width rear bench seat is a factory-installed option that comes with the same durable vinyl upholstery and styling as the two front seats, complementing the overall interior package of the cab. The seat features three lap belts and two shoulder restraints, and accommodates up to three passengers, boosting the truck’s passenger capacity to seat a total of five.

“With the addition of the new rear bench seat, the Extended Cab M2s now have more room to handle passengers than ever before,” said Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “The new bench seat allows more crew members to get to and from job sites or for towing companies to transport extra passengers during and after recovery operations.”

“Every component of the Business Class M2 truck models has been optimized for maximum performance. The new rear bench seat option further advances the efficiency of the extended cab and reflects Freightliner’s legendary commitment to giving the customer what he or she wants,” Lampert added.

The Business Class M2 product line was first introduced in February 2002, succeeding Freightliner’s highly successful Business Class product line, which was introduced in 1991. In addition to the Business Class M2 106- and 112-inch BBC models, a 100-inch BBC model is also available.

Designed for commercial and vocational applications, the Business Class M2 product line features a 2500-square-inch windshield with a sloped hood and low-profile dash for maximum visibility, along with an up-to-55-degree front wheel cut and tight turning radius for superb maneuverability.

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Freightliner LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner Trucks produces and markets Class 3-8 trucks and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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