The Detroit Diesel Series 92 is a two-stroke cycle, V-block diesel engine, produced with versions ranging from six to 16 cylinders. Among these, the most popular were the 6V92 and 8V92, which were V6 and V8 configurations of the same engine respectively. The series was introduced in 1981. It was a rebored version of its then-popular sister series (retaining the 5" piston stroke), the Series 71. Both the 71 and 92 series engines were popularly used in on-highway vehicle applications.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, the Series 92 was used as a major bus engine in North America. It was also available for several other applications: Trucks, buses, motor homes, construction, industrial equipment, several military vehicles, and marine applications.


  • 9.0 litre (V6), 12.1 litre (V8), 18.1 litre (V12) and 24.1 litre (V16)
  • Power ratings ranging from 253 to 400 horsepower (189 to 298 kW)
  • Supported the DDECI, DDECII, DDECIII and DDECIV.

Detroit Diesel
Current Products DD15 - Series 60 - MBE 900 - MBE 4000
Former Products Series 40 - Series 50 - Series 53 - Series 71 - Series 92