The craftsmanship of Detroit Diesel 2-Cycle engines is a reflection of the strong heritage in the diesel engine business. The two ancestral companies – MTU Friedrichshafen in Germany and Detroit Diesel Corporation in the United States – are long-time dominant forces in diesel engine innovation and manufacturing.

There are different series of Detroit Diesel engines.

Two-stroke engines:

• Series 53
• Series 71
• Series 92
• Series 149

Four-stroke engines:
• Series 60

These engines have a long history that dates back to the late 1930s, when the company was founded by General Motors as GM Diesel. Since then, they have powered entire industries, including construction, agricultural, marine, oil and gas, mining, rail, power generation and defense.

Each component of Detroit coming out of the production line, goes through rigorous tests to ensure the highest quality.

In Detroit, quality is the most important, based on a philosophy that ensures constant feedback communication from the process design to customer experiences.

Engineers develop and analyze each of the aspects of the motors and shafts. As a result, components that are released to the market offer fuel economy and unprecedented functionality.