Detroit unveils DD5 medium-duty engine with 2 initial power ratings

Updated Mar 10, 2016

Daimler Truck North America has unveiled the first of two new medium-duty engines, the Detroit DD5.

The engine, which will be available for order later this year in Freightliner Class 5/6 M2106 trucks, will initially offer two power ratings, a 210 horsepower/575 ft.-lb. torque model and another with 230 hp/660 ft.-lb. torque.

Kary Schaefer, general manager marketing and strategy at DTNA, says initial production of the medium-duty line will take place in Manheim, Germany, before shifting to the company’s Redford, Mich., facility in 2018.

Additional DD5 power ratings and more extensive availability throughout DTNA’s product portfolio will begin when production shifts to the Redford facility.

In addition, Detroit also announced the engines will have a 45,000 mile maintenance interval and the engines will be equipped with the Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostics service. The DD5, along with all other Detroit engines, will meet the GHG17 standards early.