Detroit Diesel

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Detroit Diesel Corporation
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Predecessor(s)General Motors Detroit Diesel-Allison Division
Founded1938
HeadquartersDetroit, Michigan, United States
ProductsHeavy-duty diesel engines
Owner(s)Daimler AG
Employees2,300
ParentDaimler Trucks North America LLC
Websitedemanddetroit.com
 
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Detroit Diesel Corporation
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Predecessor(s)General Motors Detroit Diesel-Allison Division
Founded1938
HeadquartersDetroit, Michigan, United States
ProductsHeavy-duty diesel engines
Owner(s)Daimler AG
Employees2,300
ParentDaimler Trucks North America LLC
Websitedemanddetroit.com

Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) is an American diesel engine manufacturer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA and a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Daimler AG. The company is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty engines and chassis components for the on-highway and vocational commercial truck markets. Detroit Diesel has built more than 5 million engines since 1938, and currently has more than 1 million engines in operation worldwide. Detroit Diesel’s product line includes engines, axles, transmissions, and Virtual Technician.

For over 70 years, Detroit has designed and built heavy-duty engines for the commercial truck market. Engines range from 350 to 600 hp (260 to 448 kW). Designed for in-town, construction and less-than-load (LTL), the DD13 is known for its fuel-economy, 50,000 mile service intervals, and BlueTec® emissions technology. The DD15 powers the Cascadia Evolution, and is the most efficient truck in the industry. The DD15TC is Detroit’s workhorse; fuel-efficient and reliable, the engine will last for more than a million miles. For extreme duty, heavy hauling the Detroit’s DD16 produces 2050 lb-ft of torque and 600 HP.

Detroit engines, transmissions, and axles can be found in several top brands in the Daimler Trucks North America family of trucks including Freightliner, Western Star, SelecTrucks, Freightliner Custom Chassis and Thomas Built Buses.

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Detroit Diesel consists of two divisions:

Detroit Diesel Corporation timeline[edit]

Products[edit]

A GMC Savana having the company's logo.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Levin, Doron (May 25, 1989). "Penske Wins Big at Detroit Diesel". The New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "People: Roger Penske...This Guy Should Run GM". Motor Trend. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Penske Corporation Announces Sale of Its Detroit Diesel Stake to DaimlerChrysler". The Auto Channel. July 20, 2000. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 

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