Detroit announces plans for 2 new MD engines

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced Monday plans to add two new Detroit medium duty engines in 2016. The Detroit DD5 and DD8, will complete Detroit’s product portfolio, and are expected to meet  GHG17 standards early. 

Martin Daum, president and chief executive officer, Daimler Trucks North America, says Detroit’s 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,” he says.  “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 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 Daimler Trucks North America’s product portfolio which includes Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles.