REDFORD, Mich. – March 19, 2009 – Western Star Trucks today announced the availability of its limited edition Western Star 4900 model. The Limited Edition 67 – representing the year Western Star was introduced to the North American market – will be equipped with a specially-built Detroit Diesel DD15™ engine and commemorative trim. Western Star will manufacture just 100 of these trucks this year.
The Limited Edition 67’s DD15 engine features 560 horsepower and 1,967 lb-ft. of torque – the most powerful Detroit Diesel engine available today – and was built solely for this Western Star truck. This unique engine gives drivers the torque response and pulling power they demand – delivering 90 percent peak torque in 1.5 seconds, allowing the driver to get off the line fast. It also allows the driver to stay in gear longer, pulling strong to 1,000 RPM and provides best-in-class fuel economy.
“We are very excited to honor Western Star’s heritage with this one-of-a-kind limited edition truck,” said Rich Shearing, senior manager of product strategy for Western Star. “Coupled with the most powerful DD15 engine to-date, the Limited Edition 67 will allow Western Star customers to experience the same ruggedness and durability expected of the 4900 with more power and improved performance.”
In addition to the DD15, the Limited Edition 67 will feature customized leather seats embroidered with the limited edition logo, special badging and a personalized owner’s kit. The ultimate in style and comfort, drivers will also enjoy all the creature comforts found in the 4900 series. The limited edition truck will be available to order in any 4900 series model in April 2009.
The Western Star Limited Edition 67 will be on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show in the Western Star booth #30195.
For more information, and to find a local dealer, visit www.WesternStar.com or call 866-850-STAR (7827).
Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Redford, Mich., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.