The Freightliner Century is a standard vehicle that is unlocked from the very first time you play Midtown Madness 2. It is the most durable vehicle in the standard game, the original Midtown Madness and Midtown Madness 3. The big rig in the first two games is based on the Class C120 model, while the one in Midtown Madness 3 is based on the Class S/T model. In Midtown Madness 2, this semi-truck does not have the flatbed trailer attached to it unlike the original Midtown Madness and the early beta versions of Midtown Madness 2 (since the sequel was originally going to have a flatbed trailer attached to this truck, but due to glitches that caused it to fly high in the air if it hits a building, the problems couldn't be fixed so it was cut from the later versions of the game). However, the trailer files remain inside the core.ar file of the final version of Midtown Madness 2, and can be enabled by adding a "TRAILER_HITCH" object to the truck's .pkg file, or by just taking the old one from one of the beta versions of the game and putting it in a custom .AR file, even though it can be glitchy. In HQTM Team's Classic Madness mod, it is replaced by the classic Mack W-71.
In 1942, Freightliner Trucks launched, and went on to build some of the most iconic trucks to come from the US. In 1951, Freightliner started selling trucks through the White Motor Company, but after success in the 60s, the early 70s saw the demise of WMC and in 1974, Freightliner split to form its own private company. In 1981, the firm joined the Daimler-Chrysler group and sold rebranded versions of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Unfortunately, these were not popular, so in the 1990's Freightliner developed its own line of medium duty vehicles. From 1995 to 2000, the company aquired many other brands of commercial vehicle. It was in this period that the Freightliner Century, Freightliner FLD 120 Classic XL, American LaFrance Fire Truck and Silver Eagle Fire Truck were produced. Between 2001 and 2005, Freightliner began selling marques it couldn't sustain, including LaFrance. In 2007, Freightliner was split, to form Daimler Trucks North America. Now, Freightliner deals in heavy-duty trucks, as well as a rebranded Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. They are also experimenting with battery packs supplied by Tesla Motors to produce an electric vehicle in the future.
Awesome durability, but its top speed and handling are nothing to brag about.
- Top Speed: 114 mph
- Horsepower: 360 bhp
- Mass: 17790 lbs
- Durability: Very High
- Red (originally cut from the game, but made available through use of MM2 Revisited)
- Grey (originally cut from the game, but made available through use of MM2 Revisited)