Detroit DD16® Engine

Pure Brawn

The Detroit DD16 drives like it means heavy-duty business. With 600 horsepower to muscle up forest roads and 2050 lb-ft of torque to move the heaviest loads, it’s built for extreme hauling, working and the most difficult challenges you can throw at it.

Extreme Power to Move Mountains

Pulling huge loads up hills is what the DD16 diesel engine was born to do. Its 15.6 -liter displacement produces 600 horsepower, while providing amazing torque curve to get the heaviest loads moving.

Efficient Performance

You'll love the DD16's attitude when the light turns green. Our exclusive Amplified Common Rail System (ACRS™) and simple turbocharger combine to deliver instant acceleration like no other engine and torque response other drivers will envy.

  • The right amount of fuel at the right time makes for an extremely quiet, smooth combustion and meets strict emissions requirements
  • Variable injection patterns give you fuel economy across a wide variety of engine operations
  • Turbo compounding helps your rig use less fuel without sacrificing power – making it the perfect solution for rising fuel prices. It recovers thermal energy from the exhaust stream, converting normally lost energy into useable power.

And the integrated Jacobs® Engine Brake means you’ll stop on a dime quietly, whether going uphill or down. It also reduces wear on service brakes, tires and other components.

Save Fuel with BlueTec® Emissions Technology

Like all Detroit engines, the DD16 comes with BlueTec SCR and our exclusive 1-Box Configuration meets emission standards at the tailpipe.

Expect Fast, Easy Service

Above-frame rail, cartridge-style filters and unmatched parts availability with expert service at 800-plus authorized service outlets means you can be in and out of the shop in no time. With big-bore durability and reliability and a 1 million mile B50 life, you’ll be doing the heaviest lifting on the job for years to come. If maintenance issues come up on the road, you can count on Detroit Virtual TechnicianTM to let you know how serious the fault code is, where the nearest part you need is located, and when you can get into the next available service bay, and then it can even schedule your repair appointment for you.

Vehicles with EPA 2010 Detroit engines that were purchased without Virtual Technician can equip their truck by purchasing a retrofit kit and service contract in the aftermarket. A Virtual Technician complete retrofit kit is available at your Detroit authorized service outlet. If your engine includes Virtual Technician onboard diagnostics system and you have not activated it yet, you can register Virtual Technician here.

You can purchase Diesel Exhaust Fluid for your BlueTec emissions system at more than 2,500 locations throughout the country.

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