Photo of Freightliner M2 106 courtesy of Daimler.

Photo of Freightliner M2 106 courtesy of Daimler.

Commercial buyers can now order one of four new option packages for Freightliner's Class 6/7 M2 106 truck that were introduced at the 2014 Work Truck Show, Freightliner Trucks announced.

“We know our medium-duty customers want options that enhance productivity, efficiency and driver recruitment, and we are delivering smart solutions on all levels,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “We are committed to helping our customers maximize their business investment by offering options that contribute to lowering the Real Cost of Ownership.”

The new options for the M2 106 include Allison Transmission's Fuel Sense technology, features such as increased torque ratings, a driver retention package, and a professional image package.

Allison Transmission's FuelSense technology, which is ideal for pickup and delivery applications, is a set of 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, according to the company. When ordered in the Efficiency Package, FuelSense is paired with an exclusive 220hp and 600 lb/ft of torque Cummins ISB6.7 engine.

Features such as the increased torque rating allows operation at lower engine RPMs, mitigating downshifts; and FuelSense’s neutral-at-stop feature, which takes the load off the engine and transmission while stopped in traffic or at a light, further contribute to meaningful fuel savings. The Efficiency Package also includes a 5.22 axle ratio and synthetic fuel efficiency lube for the steer and drive axles, according to the company.

The Driver Retention Package has popular premium interior features that will contribute to driver comfort during tough working conditions, according to the company. 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.

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; three-piece chromed steel bumper; and polished stainless steel steps.

Related: Freightliner Offers Allison's FuelSense to Improve Fuel Efficiency