Our new headlights are an exercise in engineering. They’re optimized for aerodynamic performance, with increased brightness for greater visibility and safety. The three-piece design reduces replacement costs, while halogen bulbs are easy to find and easy to replace at low cost. They even excel at staying clear of snow, when the conditions are less than ideal. The all-new LED perimeter light bar adds accent and improved visibility.
LED marker lights and turn signals offer greater visibility and thousands of hours of life compared to incandescent bulbs, saving money on replacement costs. Plus, LEDs are lighter in weight and more aerodynamic than our traditional lights.
Our aerodynamic Twin Force dual air intakes feed a massive centrally mounted air filter, offering greater airflow with reduced service intervals for reduced maintenance costs.
A modern interpretation of the classic seven-bar Western Star style, the aggressive new 5700XE grille is made of stainless steel with a color-keyed center bar and backed with a metal bug screen standard to help protect the cooling system and save repair costs. An optional factory winter front is available to help maintain operating temperature in extreme, cold climates.
The new bumper is a work of art with a stainless steel fascia and body-colored end caps. Its four-piece design reduces replacement costs, and when paired with our under-valance panel, offers incredible under-chassis aerodynamic performance.
Now looking good isn’t a bad thing. Revolutionary in design, the 5700XE’s state-of-the-art sunvisor not only drastically cuts down sun glare, it actually decreases drag, working with the rear slope of the hood to direct air over the cab.
The aggressive new hood retains the Western Star center “Mohawk” while providing an impressive slope for better visibility and aerodynamics. It’s also lighter in weight than our other hoods, with more insulation for less road noise and cooler operation.
The new hood is easy to open and close, thanks to our gas-charged assisted closing mechanism. It also features a solid three-point mounting system with the proven DTNA “witch hat” seat for better alignment and stability, while proprietary DTNA hood latches clamp with 400 pounds of force for a tighter fit.
Spec our all-new optional chassis side fairings on your build and reduce drag by up to 6% while still providing easy access to your batteries and DEF tank. Plus, the modular construction means you only have to replace those parts that might get damaged, reducing possible repair costs.
The new cab fairings feature rubber side extenders, an innovative design that’s flexible when you need it, while still retaining its shape for when you’re on the road.
When we decided to build a new fuel-efficient truck, we didn’t let the industry dictate what it should be. We set out to create something different. Something with the tough, traditional look of a classic truck, but built for the modern age. We didn’t overlook a single detail along the way, improving efficiency, aerodynamics and profitability so significantly, it will be sending everyone back to the drawing board.
Not your traditional mix and match offering, the Western Star 5700XE features powerful and efficient Detroit power exclusively. When these engines are coupled with Detroit™ axles and the DT12® transmission, you get a dependable package that’s engineered and designed by one manufacturer, maximizing power, fuel economy and performance while providing the industry’s best driving experience – all supported and covered by a single factory warranty.
You can also take efficiency to the next level with the Integrated Detroit™ Powertrain package. This combines the downsped DD15 with the direct drive DT12 transmission and specific rear axle ratios to provide the industry’s most efficient powertrain package.
It may be a new truck, but it’s a truck that’s still all Western Star. A Western Star using the best Daimler technology from around the world – all with the rugged components and craftsmanship that make every Western Star truck an incredible value.
OnGuard is a radar safety system that offers collision mitigation. It detects stationary objects and alerts drivers audibly, visually and physically, applying up to 50 percent of the vehicle’s braking power and reducing engine torque to help avoid collision.
Even the most experienced driver can drift off course. The LDW system helps correct that with audio alerts that indicate if your truck is drifting, and whether that drift is to the left or right. If a turn signal is used, no alert will sound.
Our Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) gives you greater control under harsh braking conditions. No more wheel lock-ups here. Add to that our sophisticated Electronic Stability Control, which applies brakes to individual wheels to keep you on course, as well as our Roll Stability Control, which monitors the vehicle’s rollover threshold and reduces speed accordingly, and you have one very solid platform.
Part of the OnGuard system, ACC makes cruise control a more useful tool for drivers by maintaining the set speed when the lane ahead is clear, and automatically adjusting when a vehicle ahead is detected, helping reduce driver fatigue.
A Western Star trademark. Our all steel cab is welded, gusseted and reinforced for added strength and safety, then galvannealed and put through our 12-stage e-coat process for corrosion resistance and long life.
We didn’t change what’s working, but that didn’t stop us from improving it. The mirrors on the new 5700XE are heated to fight off frost and fog, and are cab mounted for easy view without vibration. So you can, yes, clearly see the difference.
Like every Western Star truck, the all-new 5700XE is manufactured in the United States. At our state-of-the-art Daimler plant in Cleveland, North Carolina, each 5700 is assembled by hand, using the best Daimler technology available. It’s not the least expensive way to do it, but it’s the way we believe in.
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