The Detroit DD5 is the first of two new medium duty engines, with the Detroit DD8 planned to follow in 2018.
The DD5 will initially offer two power ratings, one with 210hp and 575 ft.-lb. of torque and another with 230 hp and 660 ft.-lb. torque, with the plans for additional ratings in 2018. The engines will have a 45,000 mile maintenance interval and 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.
Initial production will take place in Manheim, Germany before shifting to United States in 2018. The DD5 will be available for orders later this year in Freightliner Class 5/6 M2106 trucks ideally equipped for pick-up and delivery applications. More extensive availability throughout DTNA’s product portfolio will begin when production shifts to the Redford facility in 2018.