Detroit Diesel Introduces the DD16 Engine with BlueTec Emissions Technology for Western Star Trucks Detroit Diesels newest and most powerful engine is ideal for Western Star applications

REDFORD, Mich. – Western Star Trucks today announced that the new

Detroit Diesel DD16(tm) engine – the latest in Detroit Diesel”s series

of all-new, heavy-duty engines – will be in production for the Western

Star 4900 series in March 2010 and the Western Star 6900 in July 2010.

The DD16 is the most powerful engine offered by Detroit Diesel and will

be equipped with BlueTec(r) emissions technology.


The DD16 displaces 15.6 liters and is ideal for owner-operators, small

fleets and specialty applications that include the mining, petroleum,

agriculture, logging, hazardous material and heavy-haul segments. Part

of the Detroit Diesel engine family, the DD16 shares a common platform

design that is leveraged on a global scale by Daimler Trucks.


The DD16 features a robust core design, amplified common rail fuel

system (ACRS(tm)), turbo compounding technology and superior power

curves that gives drivers the torque response and pulling power they

demand. It will be offered with a large variety of output and

multi-torque power ratings from 1,750 to 2,050 lb-ft torque and 475 to

600 horsepower.


In addition, the DD16″s remarkable pulling power allows the driver to

haul heavier payloads up and down the steepest grades and hang in top

gear longer. Thanks to the DD16″s integrated engine brake, getting down

the other side is just as easy. With the DD16, Western Star customers

can carry bigger loads with increased gross combination weight (GCW). 


“The powerful DD16 will provide Western Star customers with yet another

engine choice to tackle the most challenging jobs in the most extreme

environments,” said Richard Shearing, senior manager of product strategy

for Western Star. “Not only does the DD16 feature superior durability

that will result in less engine wear-and-tear, it”s backed by Detroit

Diesel”s proven engine technology.”


Additional features include the DD16″s multi-torque ratings will help

improve fuel economy without compromising the engines extreme power. The

engine”s wide, flat torque curves, peak at low RPMs and also help with

vehicle launch and maintain pulling power on steep grades. 


Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Redford, Mich.,

produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational

applications.  Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North

America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8

vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world”s leading commercial

vehicle manufacturer.

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