Production anniversary: One million world engines for Daimler Trucks

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June 2018
Mannheim/Detroit

Mannheim/Detroit – The Mercedes-Benz Mannheim Plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation jointly reached a special milestone in the international powertrain network: Together, the two production locations have produced 1,000,000 heavy-duty engines in all, and in doing so have underscored the success of the standardised powertrain platform strategy of Daimler Trucks. The proud team of the Mannheim engine plant followed the millionth in-line six-cylinder engine used in heavy-duty commercial vehicles as it came off the line.

For more than ten years, Daimler Trucks has already been relying on a standardised powertrain platform for the heavy-duty trucks. This mainly includes engines, axles and transmissions. At the same time, the engine generation whose production operations and important components are standardised, is designed to be adaptable flexibly and in tailor-made fashion to the particular customer and market requirements in the USA, Europe and Japan using the identical technology.

Detroit Diesel started the series production of the heavy-duty engine in 2007. The production of the in-line six-cylinder engine at the Mannheim location followed about three years later in close cooperation with the North American colleagues. Here, the engine goes through all production stages from the foundry and the machining to assembly over the course of six days.

The successful heavy-duty engines from Daimler Trucks

The in-line six-cylinder engine is a true multi-talent: It is not only characterised by maximum efficiency with minimal emissions and outstanding performance, but also leaves nothing to be desired for customers with a displacement range between 10.7 l and 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW. All heavy-duty powertrains benefit from continuous improvements implemented in the years since production started. These comprise new low-friction engine oils, further advanced transmissions and a further refined driving strategy of the anticipatory cruise control system Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC). Heavy-duty commercial vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Freightliner Cascadia or the Super Great from Fuso as well as the touring coaches and inter-urban buses from Mercedes-Benz and Setra are powered by, amongst others, this robust and durable engine. The heavy-duty engine proves itself to be a true global player as a result.

Global Powertrain at Daimler Trucks

Global Powertrain stands not only for integrated drivetrains, but also for the integration of all global locations and relevant functions along the value chain. The unit manufactures innovative and reliable drive system components according to globally uniform quality standards. The components are used by all of Daimler’s commercial vehicle divisions and brands as well as by external customers. At around 50 percent, drivetrains account for the lion’s share of a truck’s value added and thus make a major contribution to the growth and financial success of Daimler Trucks.

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    Together, the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation have already produced one million heavy-duty engines. The in-line six-cylinder engines power heavy-duty commercial vehicles and with a displacement range from 10.7 l to 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW leave nothing to be desired by customers.
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    Together, the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation have already produced one million heavy-duty engines. The in-line six-cylinder engines power heavy-duty commercial vehicles and with a displacement range from 10.7 l to 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW leave nothing to be desired by customers.
  • 18C0472_019
    Together, the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation have already produced one million heavy-duty engines. The in-line six-cylinder engines power heavy-duty commercial vehicles and with a displacement range from 10.7 l to 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW leave nothing to be desired by customers.
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    The team of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim at the end of the assembly line of the one millionth in-line six-cylinder which is used in heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The engine plant in Mannheim and the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation jointly reached this special milestone in the international powertrain production network of Daimler Trucks.
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    The team of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim at the end of the assembly line of the one millionth in-line six-cylinder which is used in heavy-duty commercial vehicles: (From the left) Thomas Twork, Head pf Production Mercedes-Benz Mannheim Plant, Yaris Pürsün, Head of Global Powertrain Productions Daimler Trucks, Dr. Frank Reintjes, Head of Global Powertrain and Manufacturing Engineering Daimler Trucks, Dr. Carsten Breckner, Head of Procurement Global Powertrain Daimler Trucks, Wolfram Schmid, Head of Product Platforms, Quality Management, Sales & Strategy Powertrain Daimler Trucks, Werner Thurner, Head of Manufacturing Engineering Daimler Trucks, Andreas Moch, Head of Mercedes-Benz Mannheim Plant, and Razvan Radulescu, Head of Finance & Controlling Global Powertrain Trucks.
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    Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant: Cast melting at the foundry of the engine plant for commercial vehicles.
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    Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant: Cast melting at the foundry of the engine plant for commercial vehicles.
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    Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant: Camshaft joining at the chipping of the engine plant for commercial vehicles.
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    Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant: Installation of the injector at the cylinder head pre-assembly of the engine plant for commercial vehicles.
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    Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant: Installation of the injector at the cylinder head pre-assembly of the engine plant for commercial vehicles.
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    Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant: Final inspection at the assembly of the engine plant for commercial vehicles.
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    Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant: Motor shipping at the assembly of the engine plant for commercial vehicles.
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    Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant: Assembly of the cylinder head at the engine plant for commercial vehicles.
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    Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant: Automatic cylinder head screw connection at the assembly of the engine plant for commercial vehicles.
  • 18C0472_010
    Together, the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation have already produced one million heavy-duty engines. The in-line six-cylinder engines power heavy-duty commercial vehicles and with a displacement range from 10.7 l to 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW leave nothing to be desired by customers.
  • 18C0472_011
    Together, the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation have already produced one million heavy-duty engines. The in-line six-cylinder engines power heavy-duty commercial vehicles and with a displacement range from 10.7 l to 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW leave nothing to be desired by customers.
  • 18C0472_012
    Together, the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation have already produced one million heavy-duty engines. The in-line six-cylinder engines power heavy-duty commercial vehicles and with a displacement range from 10.7 l to 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW leave nothing to be desired by customers.
  • 18C0472_013
    Together, the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation have already produced one million heavy-duty engines. The in-line six-cylinder engines power heavy-duty commercial vehicles and with a displacement range from 10.7 l to 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW leave nothing to be desired by customers.
  • 18C0472_014
    Together, the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation have already produced one million heavy-duty engines. The in-line six-cylinder engines power heavy-duty commercial vehicles and with a displacement range from 10.7 l to 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW leave nothing to be desired by customers.
  • 18C0472_015
    Together, the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation have already produced one million heavy-duty engines. The in-line six-cylinder engines power heavy-duty commercial vehicles and with a displacement range from 10.7 l to 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW leave nothing to be desired by customers.
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    Together, the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation have already produced one million heavy-duty engines. The in-line six-cylinder engines power heavy-duty commercial vehicles and with a displacement range from 10.7 l to 15.6 l and output levels from 240 kW to 480 kW leave nothing to be desired by customers.
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