Freightliner C2
TBB Saf-T-Liner C2
2007 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 with a Freightliner C2 chassis
Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America, LLC
Production 2004-present
Predecessor Freightliner FS-65
Class Type C (conventional)
Layout 4x2
Body style(s)

Cowled chassis

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

The Freightliner C2 is a Type C conventional bus chassis manufactured by Freightliner, 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 M2 Business Class medium-duty conventional.

Body ManufacturersEdit

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.


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

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.


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