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Detroit Diesel rolls out milestone medium-duty engine

DETROIT, Mich. -- Detroit Diesel has shipped its 100,000th MBE 900 medium-duty engine in the North American market,...


DETROIT, Mich. — Detroit Diesel has shipped its 100,000th MBE 900 medium-duty engine in the North American market, with the recent delivery of the MBE engine to the Freightliner Mount Holly, N.C., truck plant.

“The success of the MBE 900 in North America demonstrates the extraordinary commitment by Detroit Diesel and Freightliner in providing our customers with the most reliable and trouble-free product in the commercial vehicle market,” said Carsten Reinhardt, president and CEO of Detroit Diesel Corporation.

Detroit Diesel supplies two Mercedes Benz engines in North America, the MBE 900 and the heavy-duty MBE 4000. The MBE 900 medium-duty engine was launched in the North American market in 1998. Since then, the MBE 900 engines have been shipped to
Freightliner Trucks, Sterling Trucks, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

“This important milestone comes as Detroit Diesel begins preparations to manufacture the 2007 MBE 900 at its Redford, Mich., plant later this year,” said Reinhardt. “The need for domestic production stems from the increasingly strong demand for the MBE 900, which we believe will continue to grow in the marketplace based on the great approval by customers thus far.”


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