Freightliner Trucks to Offer Cummins® ISC Engine for Business Class M2 Vehicle

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY…Freightliner Trucks today announced that the Cummins® ISC diesel engine will be available for the Business Class M2 106 truck. The engine will be offered as an option starting in the summer of 2004.

“Freightliner Trucks is pleased to offer the Cummins® ISC engine as yet another quality choice for our medium-duty and vocational customers,” said Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “We continue to provide a wide range of components and features that allow customers to customize the Business Class M2 106 to their specific applications.”

The 6-cylinder, 8.3-liter Cummins ISC engines have a horsepower range from 240 to 330 hp with a torque range up to 950 lb. ft. To help increase stopping power while reducing brake wear, an exhaust brake is available on the ISC.

In addition to a High-Pressure Common-Rail (HPCR) fuel system the engine features a proven Holset Turbocharger, fully integrated electronics and rear PTO capabilities. The Cummins ISC is backed by a two-year/250,000-mile base warranty.

Freightliner Trucks offers a range of engine choices in the Business Class M2 product line. The standard engine for the Business Class M2 106 is the Mercedes-Benz MBE900. Also offered are the Caterpillar C7 and C9.

The Business Class M2 is a line of Class 5-8 medium-duty and vocational trucks from Freightliner Trucks. Unveiled in early 2002, the trucks are designed to give commercial truck operators unprecedented advantages in productivity and operational efficiency. The Business Class M2 succeeds Freightliner's Business Class product line, first introduced in 1991.

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 5-8 trucks and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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