Daimler to Offer Detroit Medium-Duty Engines

October 10, 2014

Daimler Trucks North America will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016. The new engines will be branded the Detroit DD5 and DD8.

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 an example of the company’s international development effort, with global testing and validation being undertaken in both Europe and the U.S., and series production in Europe since 2012.

“Detroit medium-duty engines will provide what no other manufacturer in North America can offer—a total vehicle solution that matches Daimler’s global engineering prowess with the most complete product lineup bar none in the industry,” said Martin Daum, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America. “The DD5 and DD8 will feature attributes that are synonymous with Detroit including exceptional fuel efficiency, lowest total cost of ownership, power, performance and reliability.”

The company’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 the company’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.