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Detroit DD13® Engine

The Go-Getter

Boost your payload capacity AND your bottom line. Designed specifically for less-than-truckload (LTL), local delivery and distribution, regional haul and vocational applications, the DD13 delivers fuel-efficient, low-maintenance performance with less weight, so you can carry more.

Save Fuel, Maintain Power

The Detroit DD13 engine’s smart design makes the most of every gallon by integrating groundbreaking, fuel-efficient technologies:

  • Amplified Common Rail System (ACRS™) optimizes each injection event
  • Advanced time-based cooling system decreases fan usage
  • Strong pull down to 1100 RPM offers a fuel economy “sweet spot”

Keep Running

With the longest service intervals in its class and an easily serviceable design, the Detroit DD13 lowers your cost of ownership by decreasing your time in the shop. With oil, fuel and coolant filters positioned above the frame rails, you’ll be back in the driver’s seat fast. If maintenance issues come up on the road, you can count on Detroit Virtual Technician™ on board diagnostics system 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.

Extensive Parts Availability

Sharing common service operations and 65% of its parts with the DD15® and DD16® ensures that trained technicians are ready to serve you and your DD13 at any of our 800+ authorized Detroit locations across the highways and back roads of North America.

Perform When It Counts

Driving the DD13 diesel engine means having power and torque when you need it. With a peak torque range of up to 500 RPM—from 1,000 to 1,500 RPM—your “sweet spot” becomes a “sweet stretch.” The robust DD13 extends our track record of durable engines with a B50 life of 1 million miles. Its asymmetrical turbocharger has fewer moving parts than the competitor’s VGT or waste-gated turbocharger.

Other key performance features include:

  • Integrated Jacobs® Engine Brake
  • Ribbed cast iron block that lowers Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH)
  • Robust rear gear train

Boost Fuel Economy with BlueTec® Emissions Technology

Like all current EPA Detroit engines, the DD13 comes with BlueTec® SCR and our exclusive 1-Box Configuration, providing up to a 5% improvement in fuel economy over similarly spec’d EPA 2007 engines. You can purchase Diesel Exhaust Fluid for your BlueTec emissions system at more than 2,500 locations throughout the country.

The DD13 meets 2013 OBD (OBD13) and 2014 Greenhouse Gas (GHG14) regulations.

Detroit DD13 Engine


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