I don't do many "me too" posts but this one is good for me as well on all points. With some trepidation I have a new Freightliner M2 on order with the Mercedes engine, 7.2L 300 hp, FSO 8406 six speed. We ( I ) wanted the C series Cummins but it's not available in the 106 chassis with hydrodraulic brakes. Freightliner isn't accepting orders with the Cat engine right now, don't know what's up with that. Even the Kenworth rep didn't have a negative thing to say about the Mercedes power plant, we'll see. I DID get the order in time to avoid the '07 emmissions standards.