Detroit Diesel DD16 Engine: The Most Horsepower from Detroit

The Detroit DD16 truck engine with BlueTec® SCR emissions technology is the biggest, toughest, most powerful engine Detroit has ever produced. With a wide, flat torque curve, and delivering 2050 lb/ft and 600 HP, it tackles your hardest jobs while performing with the fuel efficiency and reliability you’ve come to count on from Detroit.


Detroit Diesel DD16

Demand More


The Detroit Diesel DD16 drives like the heavy-duty diesel engine you always wanted: 600 horsepower to muscle up the hills and 2050lb-ft of torque to move the heaviest loads.

The DD16 is made for extreme loads. Whether you’re in the coal mines of West Virginia or the forests of Western Canada, this engine has the power and torque to deliver. The DD16 is the powerhouse engine for the owner operator and severe-duty vocational markets.



Demand Power

Its 16 liter displacement gives the DD16 the ability to produce 600 horsepower. Pulling huge loads up the hills is what the DD16 was born to do. And with its amazing torque curve that pulls down to 1000 RPM, it lets you hang in the top gear longer. It’s a great addition to the Detroit Diesel line of powerful engines.


Demand Performance

The DD16 will launch you right off the line. Our exclusive amplified common rail fuel system (ACRS™) and simple turbocharger combined deliver instant acceleration like no other engine. So if Sunday driving isn’t your thing, then you’ll love the DD16’s attitude when the light turns green.

Demand BlueTec® SCR

Like all 2010 Detroit Diesel engines, the DD16 comes with BlueTec Emissions Technology and our exclusive 1-Box configuration. Our proven EPA 2010 technology provides you with up to 5 percent better fuel economy, and meets emission standards at the tailpipe.



Haul the Heavy Loads

The Detroit DD16 truck engine with BlueTec® SCR emissions technology is the biggest, toughest, most powerful engine Detroit has ever produced. With a wide, flat torque curve, and delivering 2050 lb/ft and 600 HP, it tackles your hardest jobs while performing with the fuel efficiency and reliability you’ve come to count on from Detroit. Stay productive and profitable with:

  • 15.6L displacement — the largest on-highway engine built by Detroit

  • Turbo compounding to recover heat from exhaust, transforming lost potential into bonus power

  • Amplified Common Rail System (ACRS™) that lowers emissions, noise, vibrations and fuel consumption

  • Integrated BlueTec SCR emissions technology to improve engine performance while meeting current emissions requirements

  • Integrated Jacobs® brake that offers three levels of quieter engine braking for enhanced downhill control and shorter stopping distances, all with reduced wear on the service brakes, tires and other components

  • Meets 2013 OBD (OBD13) and 2014 Greenhouse Gas (GHG14) regulations.


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