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Baltimore, Maryland 21230


Freightliners and Western Stars in Store for Powertrain Makeover

Two of the most popular commercial trucks on the market, Freightliners and Western Stars, will soon be benefitting from one of the latest technological advancements from Detroit Diesel. The diesel engine manufacturer recently announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show that they have commenced production on a new integrated Detroit Powertrain- read on to find out more!

 Detroit Diesel Announces Production of New Powertrain ComponentsDetroit Powertrain

 Detroit Diesel’s announcement detailed the various components of their latest innovation, the Detroit Powertrain. It will be comprised of their high-quality Detroit DD15 engine, the DT12 automated manual drive direct transmission, and specially-designed front and rear axles. Together, these components will make up a powertrain perfect for commercial trucks coming from well-known and respected brands. Freightliner’s Cascadia Evolution and Western Star’s brand new model, the 5700EX, will have the Detroit Powertrain available.

 A Breakdown of the Detroit Powertrain’s Components 

1.)    The engine.  The powertrain’s engine, the DD15, is a 400 horsepower engine designed with performance and fuel efficiency in mind.

2.)    The transmission. The DT12 manual transmission from Detroit Diesel is a “smarter” transmission than those of yesterday; it comes with Detroit Diesel’s Intelligent Powertrain management, which utilizes GPS and mapping to help plan a route.

3.)    The axles. The front and rear axles are reduce weight while also improving traction, making them a useful component of any commercial truck.

If you are interested in adding the Detroit Powertrain to your fleet, get in touch with your Baltimore commercial truck dealer to discuss it and other options!

 Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star

If you’re in the trucking business or are looking to discover more about Detroit Diesel and powertrains, call on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. You can call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474 or email us your questions and concerns at info@baltimorefreightliner.com.

Since 1986, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star has provided top quality service for the trucking industry. Whether you need to purchase specialized truck parts from our expansive inventory, expand your fleet with our selection of top-tier trucks, or have your company’s trucks serviced or repaired, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is the best choice in trucking. Become one of our many satisfied customers today!

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Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is an award-winning, authorized dealer for new and used medium-duty and heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks and Sprinter Vans. We also provide expert service repair for Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, and Mercedes-Benz engines.
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