Freightliner Century Class CST112

Your Competitive Edge.

When you work in an industry that is uncompromisingly competitive, you need to give yourself every advantage. Freightliner’s Century Class CST112 has been designed from the tyres up to maximise productivity and revenue so you stay well and truly ahead of the competition.

To prosper you have to make a profit, and that is what the CST112 is all about –

  • Its advanced Detroit Diesel DD13 engine is incredibly fuel efficient.
  • Its class-leading aerodynamics cut wind resistance to improve economy.
  • Its low tare allows for larger payloads every time.


If it costs less to run – there’ll be more money left for you.

The heart of it.

It’s North America’s most advanced diesel engine – the all new DD13. And it’s a game changer.  Like the Century Class itself, the DD13 is strides ahead of the competition.

Producing 450 hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque, the DD13 still manages to be incredibly fuel efficient thanks to the advanced technology of its amplified common rail fuel system and time-based cooling system which reduces fan ‘on-time’.

More than 100,000 hours of durability testing in North America have proved that what works in the lab also works on the road, with the DD13 consistently exceeding its tough fuel consumption goals.

While the DD13 is certainly advanced it can’t be accused of being delicate. Extended 40,000 kilometre service intervals prove its robustness as well as its cost effectiveness in delivering reduced service costs and less downtime.

If that’s not enough the DD13 also comes with a market leading warranty to provide enduring peace of mind without the need for mid-life component changes -

  • 5 years*
  • 1,000,000 kilometres*
  • 500,000 litres fuel burn*
  • 15,000 hours*

And this engine not only speeds you up, it slows you down. An extremely quiet Jacobs engine brake is integrated into the DD13, to provide up to 550 BHP of retardation, significantly reducing wear on brake linings.

*Whichever comes first.

A massive heater, ventilation and air-conditioning system delivers generous airflow throughout the cabin and comes with a standard pollen filter.

Plenty of storage is on hand with two overhead lockable cabinets and large door pockets. Sleeper cabs also have storage beneath the bunk which can be accessed both internally and externally.
A rigid door design with two door seals offer superior insulation and noise reduction. Highly-effective insulating material is also built into the cabin floor and walls.

The 34” mid-roof sleeper cabins provide drivers with a pleasant living space. Behind the privacy curtain, drivers can relax properly with bedside lighting and air- conditioner controls, a fresh air vent, and a clothes hanger.

There’s also space for adding a refrigerator, television or premium stereo system.

Available in 6x4 or 8x4 variations, the CST112 is an ideal option for single-trailer distribution, metro and short haul work and even tipper applications.

A choice of two cabins – a Day Cab and a 34” mid-roof Sleeper – provides owners with even greater flexibility and drivers with the comfort they deserve. Engineered for a long life with easy maintenance, Freightliner’s Century Class CST112 is the truck that’s built for business.

Slippery Means Savings.

Freightliner has used its full-sized wind tunnel extensively to ensure the Century Class CST112 is setting the standard when it comes to aerodynamics.

The reason couldn’t be clearer. Less wind resistance means less fuel consumption which means you’ll save money with every trip.  An extremely ‘slippery’ cabin profile allows the CST112 and its load to better cut through the air, with key design features including its 16 degree sloped bonnet, concealed air intakes and exhausts, a wind-cheating mirror design and optional factory-installed fairings.

Making it Easy.

The Century Class’ bonnet opens to near 90-degrees so engine access couldn’t be easier. 

Transparent fluid reservoirs allow instant checking and, because the cap stays on more often it helps to prevent fluid contamination when checking fluid levels.

The CST112’s standard 7” headlights can be easily serviced by drivers in a matter of minutes.

Light, Comfortable, and Quiet.

Designed to combine light weight with plenty of strength, Freightliner’s aluminium cabs contribute significantly to the CST112’s extremely low tare.  Less weight in the cab means there can be more weight on the back, allowing you to achieve a maximum payload - and maximise profit - with every trip. And Freightliner has managed to cut weight while at the same time improving comfort, safety and style.

For both Day Cab and Sleeper models, getting in and out is easy and safe with two evenly spaced steps, wide doors and courtesy lights at night.  With enough headroom to stand up and a flat floor to make moving around easy, the cabins provide plenty of space.

Both the Xtreme air-suspended seat and steering wheel are completely adjustable to ensure driver comfort at all times. With injection-moulded components, the sensible and ergonomic dash ensures all controls are within easy reach.

The latest technology makes driving easy as well. The Drivers Message Centre provides timely, easy-to-understand information and the SmartShiftTM gear paddle allows finger-tip changes so the driver’s hands stay on the wheel and their eyes stay on the road.

Engineered to be low, the dash works with the CST112’s 16 degree sloped bonnet and large mirrors to provide excellent visibility to both the front and back.

Freightliner Truck Specialists:

Adam Corbett, Auckland North, 021 771 335, adam.corbett@trucksandtrailers.co.nz
Callan Short, Central North Island, 021 403 959, callan.short@trucksandtrailers.co.nz
Barry Brown, Lower North Island, 021 366 489, barry.brown@trucksandtrailers.co.nz