Freightliner C2

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Freightliner C2
TBB Saf-T-Liner C2.jpg
2007 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 with a Freightliner C2 chassis
Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America
Production 2004–present
Body and chassis
Class Type C (conventional)
Layout 4x2
Body style(s)

Cowled chassis

Vehicles Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2
Related Freightliner Business Class M2
Engine(s) Diesel
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Wheelbase 158-279"
Width 96"
Curb weight 18,000-35,000 lbs (GVWR)
Predecessor Freightliner FS-65

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.

Body Manufacturers[edit]

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.


Engine Displacement Horsepower ranges
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[2] 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.


  1. ^ Engine and transmission specs
  2. ^ "THE SAF-T-LINER® C2 PROPANE BUS". Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

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