If you are in the trucking industry and looking to keep up with the latest trends in trucks, the new Daimler DD8 engine will leave you counting down the days until you can get your hands on one. What makes the new Daimler DD8 engine so different?
The new Daimler DD8 engine should be available for order by the end of 2017. The vehicle production process is slated to begin in early 2018. The new engine will be available in the Freightliner M2106, 108SD, and 114SD models. The engine will be a perfect fit for utility service, maintenance and repair service, pick-up and delivery services, oil field work, construction, logging, plow and dump services, wrecking services, refuse, fire and emergency vehicles, and recreational vehicles.
The Daimler DD8 engine features:
- A 260-350 horsepower range
- A torque rating of 660 to 1005 lb.-ft.
- Can launch with engine and transmission power-take-off (PTO) options
- A B10 life of 400,000 miles
- A 45,000-mile oil drain and fuel filter replacement interval
- Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service
- Completely made in America at the Redford, MI manufacturing facility
As of now, there isn’t much information available on the specific fuel economy of the new engine, but those results should be released soon. Daimler is committed to remaining a leader in the field of innovation and creating new trucks, better than ever, made in America. Daimler is also looking into autonomous trucking industry technologies that are already starting to make waves. The Predictive Cruise Control System uses a type of autonomous technology, and executives have said that they are looking for ways to safely and steadily integrate more of this innovative technology into their trucks. The new Daimler DD8 promises to be better than ever!
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