SLICE THROUGH AIR
The new Cascadia is designed to be even more aerodynamic than previous generations. Advances in aerodynamics and powertrain components have contributed to increased fuel efficiency by up to 8% over a 2016 Cascadia Evolution with an Integrated Detroit™ Powertrain (IDP) including a GHG14 DD15® engine, DT12™ automated manual transmission and 2.41 direct drive axle ratio.* Designing the new Cascadia’s aerodynamic shape and components required scientific precision. Engineers used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and Daimler Trucks North America’s proprietary wind tunnel — the only full-scale OEM-owned and -operated wind tunnel in North America — to test, modify and optimize the new Cascadia’s aerodynamics.
The new Cascadia comes standard with an aerodynamic bumper with an integrated air deflector,
a new, more sloped hood, an aerodynamic four-bar grille, new aerodynamic mirrors, 12” side extenders
and a third door seal that keeps air from flowing through the door jamb. Moving to the next level of aerodynamics, the Aero package adds to the base model truck our full back-of-cab chassis fairings, flexible chassis skirts, 20” side extenders and push-button removable wheel covers. To maximize the aerodynamics of the new Cascadia, you’ll want to select the AeroX package. In addition to all the components found in the Aero package, the AeroX package adds a low ground clearance flexible air dam to the front bumper, 24” side extenders that close the back of the cab to trailer gap even more and our proprietary drive wheel fairings.