Daimler has introduced the Econic in the USA under the Freightliner brand. The low entry cab of the Econic is the ideal vehicle for the typical American way of collecting garbaged, over the cab. The biggest difference with the European Mercedes-Benz version is the engine. Instead of the OM 936 LA the Freightliner EconicSD has the Detroit Diesel DD8 with a power of 350 hp. Now with Detroit being part of the Daimler family it does not suprise us that this is in fact the USA assembled OM937 engine. The gearbox is the Allison 3000.