Western Star Features the All-New 5700XE at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Contact: david.giroux@daimler.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 25, 2015 – Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., will feature its all-new 5700XE Class 8 highway tractor at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky., March 26-28. There will be two models on display in the Western Star booth (#30185). For customers who want to experience the 5700XE first hand, one will be available for a ride & drive behind the South Wing loading docks.

The 5700XE features all-new aerodynamic innovations, powerful and efficient powertrain with the premium style, comfort and toughness expected from all Western Star trucks. The truck’s distinctive aerodynamic design was tested and proven in the Daimler Trucks North America wind tunnel in Portland, Ore. It features a four-piece aerodynamic bumper, new hood and projector beam headlights, a drag neutral visor, integrated LED turn signal and marker lights. Optimized roof and chassis fairing packages also provide increased aerodynamics and reduce drag.  

The 5700XE can be spec’d with Detroit DD13® , DD15® or DD16® engines with power ranging from 350 to 600 hp and up to 2050-lb-ft torque. For maximum efficiency, the 5700XE can be spec’d with the integrated Detroit Powertrain, which features the new downsped DD15 engine rated at 400 hp and 1750-lb-ft torque, a direct drive Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission with Intelligent Powertrain Management, and matched Detroit front and rear axles.

“The 5700XE combines the classic style and toughness of a Western Star truck with innovative aerodynamic components – resulting in extreme efficiency and performance,” said Ann Demitruk, director of marketing for Western Star. “There’s no other truck available today that can offer the same bold efficiency as the 5700XE.”

The 5700XE will be hand-built at Daimler’s state-of-the-art Cleveland (N.C.) Truck Manufacturing Plant, with production beginning in the second quarter of 2015.

For additional information visit the Western Star booth (#30185) at MATS or go to www.WesternStarTrucks.com.

All Western Star trucks are backed by the 24-hour Western Star Customer Assistance Center and the more than 340 service centers in North America. To find a local dealer, visit WesternStarTrucks.com or call 866-850-STAR (7827).

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., produces tough custom trucks for highway and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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