Wing Dash Available for Freightliner Trucks Business Class M2 112V

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PORTLAND, OREGON…Freightliner Trucks announced today that an optional wing dash will be available on the new Business Class M2 112V, beginning in the summer of 2004. The new wing dash offers enhanced ergonomics and extra space for additional gauges and switches.

“When we design our vehicles, driver comfort is one of our major concerns,” said Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “The new wing dash is specifically designed to make operation of the Business Class M2 112V easier and more comfortable.”

The wing dash is particularly beneficial to the vocational truck operator who utilizes controls and switches often while operating different types of body equipment. The controls and gauges are brought closer to the driver, making them easier to reach. The new ergonomically-placed wing dash still uses the proven Driver Information Module that is utilized on the standard Business Class M2 dash.

The wing dash offers extra space for up to eight more switches or up to four more gauges than the already broad flat dash, allowing for more options and versatility. The first six additional optional gauges are located on either side of the Driver Information Module directly in front of the driver for easy readability.

The new wing dash for the Business Class M2 112V is available in gray or woodgrain. Woodgrain is available when the M2 Interior Convenience Package is specified. In addition to the woodgrain dash, the Interior Convenience Package includes forward roof-mounted console with upper storage compartments, main heater upgrade, dual reading light and other features.

“The wing dash for the Business Class M2 112V enables increased options for operation of external body equipment, which adds to the versatility of the vehicle,” said Lampert.

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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