Freightliner M2: Specifications and Configurations

Freightliner M2

The Freightliner M2 is a versatile and reliable medium-duty truck that is known for its performance and adaptability. There are 2 types of Freightliner M2 trucks and are available in a variety of configurations to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses and applications. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of Freightliner M2 trucks, along with the engine, transmission, axle, cab, and wheelbase options available for each. We will also provide information on some factors to consider before buying one.

Freightliner M2 106 Specifications

The Freightliner M2 106 is the most popular model in the M2 family, known for its versatility and suitability for short-haul and regional applications. It offers a balance of payload capacity, maneuverability, and fuel efficiency, making it ideal for a wide range of tasks, including:

  • Local and regional distribution: Transporting goods within a city or between neighboring regions.
  • Last-mile delivery: Delivering goods to the final destination, such as homes or businesses.
  • Food and beverage distribution: Transporting refrigerated goods, such as produce, dairy, or beverages.

Engine Options

Cummins ISB6.7200 – 325 hp520 – 750 lb-ft
Cummins ISL9260 – 350 hp720 – 1150 lb-ft

Transmission Options

  • Eaton Fuller Manual
  • Eaton Fuller Automated
  • Allison Automatic


  • Steer – 16k
  • AWD Steer – 16k
  • Single Drive – 30k
  • Tandem – 46k

Cab Configurations

  • 106″ BBC Day Cab
  • 132″ BBC Extended Cab
  • 154″ BBC Crew Cab

Freightliner M2 112 Specifications

The Freightliner M2 112 is a heavier-duty model designed for local and regional distribution applications where increased payload capacity and durability are required. It is well-suited for tasks that demand more robust capabilities, such as:

  • Construction material transport: Hauling construction materials, such as gravel, sand, or cement.
  • Heavy-duty delivery: Delivering heavy or bulky goods, such as appliances, furniture, or machinery.
  • Waste and recycling: Transporting waste and recyclable materials.

Engine Options

Detroit DD13350 – 470 hp1250 – 1650 lb-ft
Cummins ISL9300 – 380 hp860 – 1250 lb-ft
Cummins Westport
ISL G Natural Gas
300 hp
320 hp
860 lb-ft
1000 lb-ft

Transmission Options

ManualEaton Fuller 9-, 10-, 11-, 13- and 18-speed
Automated ManualEaton UltraShift PLUS 10- and 13-speed
AutomaticAllison 3000, 4000 and 4500 HS and RDS


FrontDetroit 10,000-20,000 lbs. 
Meritor 12,000-22,000 lbs.
RearDetroit Tandem 40,000-46,000 lbs.
Meritor Single 21,000-26,000 lbs.
Meritor Tandem 40,000-58,000 lbs.
Configurations4×2, 6×2, 6×4, 8×4

Cab Configurations

  • Day Cab
  • Extended Cab
  • Crew Cab

The Freightliner M2 is a versatile and reliable medium-duty truck that is a good option for a variety of businesses. When buying a Freightliner M2, be sure to consider your needs and budget.

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