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Detroit Diesel Introduces the DD16 Engine with BlueTec Technology

March 31, 2009

REDFORD, MI - Rounding out its series of all-new, heavy-duty engines, Detroit Diesel today unveils the DD16, which is the most powerful engine offered by Detroit Diesel and the first to be launched with BlueTec emissions technology. It displaces 15.6 liters and is ideal for owner-operators, specialized heavy hauling applications and small fleet applications.

The DD16 features a robust core design, amplified common rail fuel system (ACRS), turbo compounding technology and superior power curves. 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.

The DD16 is the third in a series of all-new heavy-duty engines from Detroit Diesel that covers three displacement categories: 13 liters, 15 liters, and 16 liters. 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 is ideal for small fleets and owner-operators who demand more from their engines than ever available before from Detroit Diesel," said David Siler, director of marketing for Detroit Diesel. "We're confident that the DD16 will exceed expectations in even the most extreme applications."

Ideal for applications such as oil fields, mining, construction, logging, and other specialized hauling applications, the DD16 offers remarkable tenacity, resulting in the truck's ability to haul heavier payloads up the highest mountain roads. Thanks to the DD16's integrated engine brake getting down the other side is just as easy. With the DD16, trucks can carry bigger loads with increased gross combination weight (GCW). 

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