Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that it will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016. The new engines, branded the Detroit DD5 and DD8, will allow DTNA to further expand Detroit engines to its complete product portfolio.
Detroit’s new DD5 and DD8 engines are a part of Daimler Trucks’ Global Excellence Strategy to have uniform production standards and processes worldwide. The development of the DD5 and DD8 is another example of Daimler’s international development effort, with global testing and validation being undertaken in both Europe and the United States, and series production in Europe since 2012.
DD5 and DD8 engines were developed for environmental friendliness, economy, and performance. DTNA’s entire product line-up, including vehicles equipped with the DD5 and DD8, will meet GHG17 standards early. The engines will be initially built and shipped from Daimler’s powertrain facility in Mannheim, Germany with further plans to industrialize the engines in North America in 2018.
The new DD5 and DD8 engines will be offered throughout DTNA’s product portfolio, which includes Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles. Detroit supports its complete line of products through a nationwide parts and distribution network, including 800-plus authorized service outlets in North America.