Detroit Engines

Detroit Diesel Engines

Detroit Diesel, a subsidiary of Daimler, is a leading manufacturer of on-highway medium and heavy-duty diesel engines for the commercial truck market. The company offers a complete line of engines from 190 to 560 horsepower for the on-highway and vocational markets.

Through its corporate headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Diesel is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of these products, in addition to supporting alternative and hybrid truck engine strategies for the commercial truck marketplace.

  • Detroit Diesel has built more than 5 million engines since 1938 and currently has more than 1 million engines in operation worldwide.
  • The Series 60 has been the top selling heavy-duty diesel engine since 1992, and in 2008, the Company built its one millionth Series 60 engine.
  • Combined, the Detroit Diesel Series 60 and MBE 4000 enjoy 27% of the Class 8 Market.
  • The revolutionary DD15, launched in 2007, opened a new era in heavy-duty engines — offering pulling power, affordable fuel economy, bullet-proof reliability and easy maintenance on a single engine platform.
  • In September of 2008, DD15 engine orders surpassed Series 60 orders.
  • The Detroit Diesel DD13, launched in 2008, is designed specifically for less-than-truckload, regional distribution and vocational applications, offers the same serviceability and performance — and up to 5% better fuel economy.
  • More than 115,000 Detroit Diesel MBE 900 engines, designed for medium-duty applications, have been shipped in North America since 2002.