Detroit DD5 Engine

Maximize your work time

The all new Detroit™ DD5 engine provides short-haul pickup and delivery operators best-in-class maintenance intervals of up to 45,000 miles, to keep you working longer.

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560-660* lb-ft

Torque Range


Horsepower Range

5.1 L


Available in 210 HP-575 lb-ft and 230 HP-660 lb-ft ratings

This next-generation mid-range engine delivers unsurpassed efficiency with exceptional endurance. All while achieving the longest maintenance intervals in the industry for maximum uptime.

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Perform When It Counts.

With a focused range of power ratings for its initial launch, the DD5 also features:

  • An advanced, high-pressure common rail fuel system
  • An optional high-performance integrated engine brake
  • A variable-speed fan and advanced cooling system providing shorter fan-on times for increased fuel efficiency
  • A B10 life of 400,000 miles
  • Simple, fixed-geometry, dual-stage turbo for performance, efficiency and reliability
  • A robust rear gear train
  • Variable cam-phasing technology for efficient aftertreatment system performance
  • The Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system to maximize uptime
  • 2017 Greenhouse Gas (GHG17) and 2016 OBD (OBD16) compliance

Model Options

Designed for short-haul pickup and delivery. 



 M2 106

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Meet the next-generation of efficiency: the Detroit DD5 engine, available exclusively in the industry-leading, vocational Freightliner M2 106. To learn more, get a personalized quote on your own M2 106 with a DD5.

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Detroit™ Connect Virtual Technician℠ remote diagnostic system

If maintenance issues come up while on the road, you can count on Detroit Connect Virtual Technician. With Virtual Technician, you are notified within minutes when your vehicles experience a fault event, the severity of the fault and when, where and how to best fix the issue causing the fault so you can make informed service decisions.

Keep running

With the longest service intervals in its class and an easily serviceable design, the Detroit DD5 lowers your cost of ownership by decreasing your time in the shop. With oil and fuel filters positioned above the frame rails, you'll be back in the driver's seat fast.

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Learn more by visiting your nearest Freightliner dealership.

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Brochures and Spec Sheets

Detroit DD5 Product Sell Sheet


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Detroit Connect Portal

The Detroit™ Connect portal is easy-to-use, one-stop-shop for all vehicle performance data gathered, transmitted and analyzed by Detroit Connect.  The portal gives you access to insights delivered by  Detroit Connect Virtual Technician℠. The Detroit Connect portal will also give you access to new features, such as Remote Updates, and Analytics, available late 2017. Detroit connect portal login


All DDCSN content has been migrated to our DTNAConnect web portal. All information previously on the DDCSN is now on DTNAConnect. We have created a quick reference guide to help you locate the migrated content on DTNAConnect. Existing DDCSN login credentials will also work with DTNAConnect. Please work with your security administrators for login or content issues. If you do encounter any technical issues, please contact the Software Support Center at 855-639-8680 or


DTNA Connect Portal

DTNA Connect is the starting point for working with all brands and franchises that fall under the Daimler Trucks North America umbrella: Detroit, Thomas Built Buses, SelecTrucks, Sterling, Freightliner, and Western Star. Here, you can access the full spectrum of online applications, resources and tools you need. Whether you use DTNA online resources to complete repairs, purchase parts, submit warranty claims, spec new vehicles or track the status of your truck orders, DTNAConnect streamlines the tasks and activities that are part of your daily work routine. DTNA Connect Portal Login