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2007 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 with a Freightliner C2 chassis
|Manufacturer||Daimler Trucks North America|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Type C (conventional)|
|Vehicles||Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2|
|Related||Freightliner Business Class M2|
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
|Curb weight||18,000-35,000 lbs (GVWR)|
The Freightliner C2 is a Type C conventional bus chassis manufactured by Daimler Trucks North America, used for school bus applications. It was introduced in 2004 as the replacement for the FS-65. The C2 uses the hood, firewall, steering column, and dashboard of the Freightliner Business Class M2 medium-duty conventional.
As a bus chassis, the C2 is only used by Thomas Built Buses as the basis for the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2. As Thomas is a subsidiary of Freightliner, there are no plans by other body manufacturers to utilize the C2 chassis. However, the standard Freightliner M2 chassis is available to the commercial and shuttle bus industry as a cutaway cab.
|Mercedes-Benz MBE900||4.8L||190 hp|
|Mercedes-Benz MBE900||6.4L||190-250 hp|
|Cummins ISB||6.7L||200-280 hp|
|Caterpillar C7||7.2 liter||190-275 hp|
|General Motors propane V8||8.0 liter||350 hp|
The C2 comes standard with an Allison 2500 automatic transmission. A Fuller 5-speed manual is available an option, as is an Allison 3000 automatic.
- http://www.freightlinerchassis.com/sbMain.asp?page=C2 Engine and transmission specs
- "THE SAF-T-LINER® C2 PROPANE BUS". Retrieved 4 May 2014.
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