Detroit DD13 and DT12 join BTS line-up

Detroit DD13

The Detroit DD13 Gen 5 engine powering the all-new Western Star 47X and 48X models will be on display at Brisbane Truck Show.

Inside the main hall of Detroit Plaza, attendees will find DD13 and DD16 engines on the Freightliner stand and a DD16 engine and DT12 transmission on the Western Star stand (number 54).

The 47X, 48X and 49X models within the X-Series will also be on display.

The DD13 offers flexible options for horsepower and a package that provides great fuel economy.

Delivering between 450 and505hp and 1,6050-1,850lb-ft of torque, the 13-litre engine features a three-stage integrated Jacobs engine brake, a proprietary asymmetric turbocharger for outstanding performance and reliability, and is GHG17 compliant.

The DD16 engine, however, is the biggest and most powerful truck engine ever built by Detroit with 600hp and up to 2,050lb-ft.

The 16-litre engine features turbo compounding to recover heat from the exhaust and a wide, flat torque curve that pulls strongly all the way down below 1,000rpm.

Complimenting Detroit’s engines on the stand, the Dt12 automated manual transmission boasts rock-free and off-road functions in addition to the on-highway focused economy and performance modes.

It also includes a power launch feature and has side and rear power take-off (PTO) capabilities.

Detroit Business Manager at Penske Australia, Bob Gowans, said the DD13, DD13 Gen 5 and DD16 engines take efficiency and performance to the next level while building on Detroit’s heavy-duty legacy.

“Both the DD13 and DD13 Gen 5 are designed to deliver exceptional fuel economy and a weight advantage of almost 200kg over the previous generation DD15 while offering the sort of power and torque normally only seen in the 15-litre engine class,” he said.

“The DD16 in the X-Series features a completely revised after-treatment system while retaining the turbo-compounding technology that has proven extremely reliable in local Australian conditions over the last decade.”

According to Gowans, they do all this while offering the sort of power and torque normally only seen in the 15-litre engine class.

“Meeting the latest GHG21 fuel economy standards, the DD13 Gen 5 and DD16 are among the cleanest in the world, conforming to the US EPA-10 emissions standard, as well as being ready for the upcoming Australian ADR-80/04 regulation,” he said.

In other news, the all-new MAN truck generation (TG) will be on display at next week’s Brisbane Truck Show.

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