Detroit Diesel Corporation to Feature New Product Offerings and Solutions at 2005 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS)

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) is demonstrating its commitment to delivering the most fuel efficient, versatile and durable diesel engines in the commercial vehicle market through enhancements to its Series 60® engine, additional ratings for its MBE 900 engine and the introduction of Rear Engine Power Take Off (REPTO) for the MBE 4000 engine. Detroit Diesel will highlight these and other product offerings and solutions at the 2005 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, (booth #2675) at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.



“We’re proud to be a part of the Mid-America Trucking Show and we’re excited to announce some new offerings and solutions for our various engines,” said Carsten Reinhardt, president and chief executive officer of Detroit Diesel Corporation. “Our goal at MATS is to showcase how DDC engines offer fleet owners and individual operators higher fuel economy, better business productivity, and peace-of-mind when it comes to durability. We’re committed to providing more business solutions for our customers through enhanced design and development efforts.”



The Series 60, MBE 900 and MBE 4000 engines are available in vehicles produced by business units of Freightliner LLC. Freightliner LLC is the largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks in North America and a leading manufacturer of medium-duty and specialized, commercial vehicles. Detroit Diesel Corporation and Freightliner LLC are both part of DaimlerChrysler.



Detroit Diesel Corporation featured the following news and topics at the Mid-America Trucking Show:



Enhanced Series 60 14-liter Engine

The Series 60 continues to be one of the most favored diesel engines in the commercial truck industry. One of the reasons for the popularity of this engine is its significant fuel economy savings over other engines in the same class. Use of rigorous research, testing and analysis, and proprietary new tools have enabled DDC to make modifications to the 14-liter engine that further increase fuel economy by up to 1.9 percent in some applications.



MBE 900 Offers More Ratings

The MBE 900 engine, which was launched in the North American market in 1999, now offers un-restricted ratings for the 7.2-liter version covering 250 through 330 horsepower. Previously, the 300 and 330 horsepower ratings were limited to fire and emergency applications.



MBE 4000 with REPTO Launches

Introduced into the North American market in late 2001, the MBE 4000 has shown strong acceptance across a wide variety of applications within the on-highway and vocational markets and is set to gain even more acceptance with the introduction of Rear Engine Power Take Off (REPTO).



EPA ’07 Engine Readiness

In 2007, EPA emission standards require that commercial heavy-duty diesel engines comply with a Nitrous Oxide (NOx) and particulate matter level that is nearly 55 percent lower than today’s standard for NOx emissions, and 90 percent lower than today’s standard for particulate matter. Detroit Diesel is on track to meet these standards with its Series 60, MBE 900 and MBE 4000 engines.



For more information, visit the Detroit Diesel booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show – booth #2675 – within the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.



Detroit Diesel Corporation is the leading manufacturer of on-highway heavy-duty diesel engines for the commercial truck market. The company offers a complete line of engines from 170 to 515 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 engine strategies for the commercial truck marketplace. Detroit Diesel is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler and part of the Freightliner Group.

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