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Freightliner Cascadia comes in two models: A 116-inch (295cm) BBC (bumper to back-of-cab) version and a 126-inch (320cm) BBC model.

The trucks are manufactured in Cleveland, North Carolina, and the Detroit engine and transmission combinations made in Detroit, Michigan.

What follows is an edited version of the various specifications and features as supplied by Freightliner at the recent Australian launch of Cascadia in Sydney.


Cascadia is powered by the latest generation Detroit engines which meet the strict US GHG17 emissions requirement and subsequently, exceed the Euro 6 standard.

The engines are the DD13 and DD16 – technically similar to the 13- and 16-litre Daimler ‘family’ engines in wide use in the popular Mercedes-Benz range – using a combination of selective catalytic reduction (SCR), mild exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) to achieve the stringent US emissions standard.

Cascadia’s engines are, however, significantly different and technically several generations ahead of the existing DD13 and DD15

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