Stuttgart / Portland (Oregon) – Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) presented the all-new Western Star 57X long-haul truck in the U.S. The iconic U.S. brand’s latest truck offers a striking front-end design and characteristic chrome look and is the latest family member of the X-Series product family. Like its sister series 47X and 49X, the 57X stands for Western Star-typical toughness, productivity and efficiency.
Western Star has redesigned the entire X-Series to meet customer needs for greater safety, efficiency and durability. The all-new 57X is designed primarily for customers who travel on long-distance routes, especially in the small-fleets segment or as owner operators – in contrast to the 47X and 49X series, which mainly serve the special and construction site vehicle customers (vocational segment).
Different variants of the 57X are offered to the various applications. The shorter and the longer cab versions both are available with different ceiling heights between 152 and 183 cm, the long version includes the bed and driver’s lounge. Improved insulation, a larger windshield and easy-to-use ventilation and temperature controls enhance operator comfort. The LED lighting package gives the 57X a distinctive look and helps improve safety with optimized road illumination. Numerous other comfort features and options also allow the customer to further customize the truck to the driver’s needs.
Start of production of the Western Star 57X will be in the 1st quarter of 2023 at the Daimler Truck North America production plant in Cleveland, North Carolina, U.S.
Most efficient Western Star Truck ever
The new Western Star 57X is about 6 percent more efficient than its predecessor, the 500XE, making it the most efficient Western Star truck ever. Customers can choose from different engine options. The Detroit DD13 Gen 5, DD15 Gen 5 and DD16 engines all offer maximum efficiency with proven performance. The 57X is available with Detroit DT12 Direct or High-Speed AMT transmissions, which reduce fuel consumption and increase efficiency while improving shifting and reducing wear. Intelligent Powertrain Management anticipates terrain and adjusts to road conditions to further maximize efficiencies. Various optimizations to the chassis and cab further reduce the fuel consumption figures of the new 57X. These include the aerodynamic hood and air ducts in the bumpers, as well as flexible skirts between the driver’s cab and chassis.
New technical features and more comfort
The Western Star 57X offers customers enhanced safety and comfort based on proven DTNA technologies. The Detroit Assurance 5.0 Safety System with Active Brake Assist 5 includes the camera/radar “always-on” system, Adaptive Cruise Control and optional Active Lane Assist. All-new to the 57X is Active Side Guard Assist, an industry-first technology designed to mitigate blind side issues during right-hand turns. The 57X is the first Western Star truck to have a digital display in the cockpit that allows instrument configuration and simplifies control of entertainment functions (via Apple Car Play and Android Auto) and vehicle information. Integrated steering wheel controls let drivers control most entertainment and information functions without taking their hands off the wheel.
About Western Star
Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., headquartered in Portland, OR, produces tough custom trucks for highway and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck North America LLC. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.
Detroit® is a single-source trucking business solution that offers mid-range and heavy-duty diesel engines, ePowertrains, transmissions, axles, safety systems, and connected vehicle services for on-highway and vocational commercial markets. Detroit products are sold and serviced through a network of hundreds of locations in North America. For more information, or to find the nearest Detroit location, visit DemandDetroit.com. Detroit is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Truck North America. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.
More information, pictures, tech sheets and video footage of the Western Star 57X can be found at https://northamerica.daimlertruck.com/57x/