INDIANAPOLIS. Detroit’s new DD5 medium-duty engine got its first official U.S. viewing this week at the NTEA Work Truck Show here.
The engine, first announced in 2014, will initially be built in Germany before Detroit brings production to its plant in Redford, MI. That facility will receive a $375 million update to build the engine.
The DD5 will be available to order later this year in Freightliner Class 5 and Class 6 M2 106 truck models. A second medium-duty engine, the DD8, will be added in 2018. The engine will be available in additional vehicles following its production move to the U.S. in 2018.
The DD5 will initially offer two power ratings: a 210 hp., 575 lbs.-ft torque and a 230 hp., 660 lbs.-ft-lb. torque. Additional ratings will be added once production shifts to the Redford.
In addition, Detroit also announced the engines will have a 45,000 mi. maintenance interval and will be equipped with the Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostics service.
“We are excited to unveil the DD5 here at the NTEA Work Truck Show and offer customers their first look at what is a proud new addition to the Detroit engines line up,” Kary Schaefer, general manager marketing and strategy, Daimler Trucks North America. “We fully expect that as customers come to realize the total cost advantage of running these reliable and efficient DD5 engines in their fleets, they will Demand Detroit as the engine of choice as they have with the heavy duty DD13, DD15 & DD16 engines.”