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Detroit diesel DD16 Engine 

When your rig needs big.  The Detroit DD16 Engine delivers strength and efficiency on the road or on the job site.

Detroit offers a big-bore workhorse with up to 600 horsepower and 2050 lb-ft of torque, delivering more efficient and dependable power and performance. Beyond performance, Detroit engineers have been able to meet GHG17 requirements while improving fuel economy.


  • 15.6 L displacement is the largest engine built by Detroit
  • 600 HP/2050 lb-ft rating available to pull
    the most extreme loads
  • Wide, flat torque curve pulls strong all the way down below 1000 RPM


  • Above the frame rail, cartridge-style filters for easier, faster, and cleaner filter changes
  • Unmatched parts availability and expert service at Detroit’s best-performing service network


  • The 2nd generation ACRS™ fuel system, with higher injector pressure, improves performance and fuel economy
    • Precise fuel delivery for extremely quiet, smooth combustion and to meet stringent emissions-control requirements
    • Variable injection patterns for optimal fuel economy across all modes of engine operation
    • Final high-pressure amplification is isolated in the injector, not in the rail or fuel lines, which results in less stress on component
  • Exceptional torque response leads to superior launch feel and acceleration
  • Outstanding gradeability
    • Flattens steep grades and mountain roads with greater speeds and pulling power
  • Turbo-compounding system recovers normally wasted exhaust gases and turns them into usable power withouT sacrificing fuel economy
  • Integrated Jacobs® Engine Brake
    • Offers three levels of quieter engine braking for enhanced downhill control
    • Reduces wear on service brakes, tires, and other component



Just right.  Simply awesome.  The Detroit DD13 Engine provides the right amount of power and torque to your bottom line. 

Designed specifically for intrastate local distribution and vocational applications, the DD13 delivers a smooth, quiet ride and improved fuel economy.


  • Smart, fuel-efficient design makes the most of every tank
    • Improved fuel economy
    • Pulls strong down below 1000 RPM so drivers can spend more time in top gear
    • 2nd Generation Amplified Common Rail System optimises each injection event to minimise fuel consumption
    • Advanced cooling system allows for decreased fan on time, minimising fuel consumption
    • Available variable-speed water pump reduces load on the engine
    • Fuel injector improvements for improved combustion control
  • Usable power and torque reached at lower enigne speeds, helping to reduce friction and improving fuel efficiency


  • Lower your cost of ownership with easier serviceability
    • Longest scheduled maintenance intervals in its class
    • Oil and fuel filters are positioned above the frame rails for easier, faster and cleaner filter changes
    • Maintenance-free crankcase breather
    • Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service helps you maximise uptime 
    • Sturdy rear gear train and ribbed cast-iron block minimise noise vibration harshness (NVH)
    • Proven asymmetric turbocharger—now built in Detroit—is optimally matched to updated Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system for improved efficiency


  • Meet your deadline every time
    • Enjoy less shifting with an extremely wide and flat torque curve
    • Three-stage integrated Jacobs engine brake offers quieter engine braking and provides superior braking horsepower for extended service brake life
    • Overall robust design provides B50 life of 1 million kilometres


Detroit diesel DD15 Engine

Detroit Diesel DD15 Engine

The heavy duty DD15 is the latest innovation from Detroit Diesel. Heralding a new era in advanced engine technology, the DD15 boasts unparalleled power and a long list of groundbreaking features.


  • Breakthrough innovation called Amplified Common Rail Fuel System (ACRS) which delivers the fastest torque responsein its class.
  • Turbo compounding system which recovers normally wasted exhaust gases and converts them into fuel efficient reusable power
  • Excellent fuel economy and low cost in ownership.
  • Smoother, quieter engine with integrated Jacobs Engine Brake means lower emissions, lower noise and reduced vibration.
  • Longer maintenance intervals and better serviceability with modularly built engine sub-systems.
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