Detroit Diesel DD13


Whether you’re in-town, construction, or LTL, the Detroit Diesel DD13 is designed to give you the best in-class fuel-economy, up to 50,000 mile service intervals, and seamless BlueTec® Emissions Technology integration, meeting the EPA 2010 mandate.

Designed specifically for Less-Than-Truckload, Regional Distribution and Vocational applications, the DD13 diesel engine delivers serviceability, performance and up to 5% better fuel-economy—so you don’t have to choose between an engine with great fuel economy, serviceability and performance ever again.


The DD13 means you don’t have to choose between an engine with great fuel economy, serviceability and performance for your LTL, vocational or regional trucking needs.

DD13 Stats

Demand Fuel-Economy

The Detroit Diesel DD13 engine provides a smart, fuel-efficient design that makes the most of every gallon-offering up to 5% better fuel-economy by integrating groundbreaking technologies:

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

Demand Serviceability

With the longest service intervals in its class and easier engine serviceability, the Detroit Diesel DD13 goes the distance between trips to the shop to lower your cost of ownership. And with all the oil, fuel and coolant filters positioned above the frame rails, you’ll be in and out before you finish your first cup of Joe.

Demand Performance

Driving the DD13 diesel engine means power and torque on demand. With a peak torque range of up to 500 RPM—from 1,100 to 1,600 RPM—your “sweet spot” becomes a “sweet stretch.” The robust construction extends our track record of engines with a B50 life of one million miles. And the asymmetrical turbocharger has fewer moving parts versus the competitor”s VGT or waste-gated turbocharger.

Other key performance features include:

  • Jake Engine Brake®
  • Ribbed cast iron block that lowers noise vibration harshness (NVH)
  • Robust rear gear train

Demand BlueTec® Emissions Technology

Like all 2010 Detroit Diesel engines, the DD13 comes with BlueTec SCR and our exclusive 1-Box Configuration provides you with up to 5% better fuel-economy, and meets 2010 emission regulations at the tailpipe.

Brochure Spec Sheet