Detroit Diesel’s newest addition to the impressive engine lineup, the DD5, will soon become standard in M2 106 model Freightliner semi trucks.

Built on the same platform as the heavier duty DD13 and DD15 engines, the DD5 brings a horsepower range of 210-230 (575-660 pounds-feet torque). Detroit Diesel says the engine will provide best in class efficiency, and they’ve tested it to endure a B10 lifespan of 400,000 miles.

The DD5 5.1L engine has features like a deep rib block that provides robustness and minimizes noise. The engine also introduces some leading-edge technologies of its own such as variable cam phasing.

Variable cam phasing technology provides Detroit the ability to optimize thermal management under low engine load conditions and improve the overall performance of the after-treatment system. This is a key benefit to keeping customers up and running trouble free in the pick-up and delivery segment that often experience low load stop and go operating conditions.

“As a testament to our confidence in the DD5, I am excited to announce we are backing it with a three-year, 250,000-mile engine and aftertreatment system warranty,” said Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America. “The Freightliner M2106 is a preferred choice today by customers in the medium-duty market segment and — combined with the fuel efficiency, durability and reliability of the DD5 — presents an unbeatable combination.” (Source)

Detroit Diesel also has plans to release a larger engine model in 2018 — the DD8. Stay tuned!