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.


575-660* lb-ft

Torque Range


Horsepower Range

5.1 L


Available in 210 HP0-575 lb-ft and 230 HP-660 lb-ft ratings

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

More Specs

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 construction, distribution, dump, fire and emergency, government, motor home, oil & gas, refuse, and regional. 



 M2 106

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detroit virtual technician 

If maintenance issues come up on the road, you can count on Detroit Virtual Technician remote diagnostics system. Virtual Technician lets you know how serious the fault code is, where the nearest part you need is located, and when you can get into the next available service bay. It can even schedule your repair appointment for you.

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 or Western Star dealership.

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Brochures and Specs

DD5 Spec Sheet


DD5 Intro Video


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