Dana Selected to Supply Propshafts for Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup, Sprinter Van

Aug 28, 2018

MAUMEE, Ohio, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it has been selected by Daimler AG to supply front and rear propshafts to the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck and latest generation Sprinter van.  Dana was awarded the propshaft business for the Sprinter's all-wheel-drive offerings in North America and Europe, as well as rear-wheel-drive offerings in North America and Argentina.  

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Dana customized its lightweight, cost-effective Spicer® propshaft to address these vehicles' unique packaging constraints, while ensuring it met the high durability; reliability; and noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) requirements of the luxury vehicle segment.

"Dana delivers innovative driveline solutions that meet the individual needs of our customers – helping them launch new vehicles and improve upon global best-sellers," said Bob Pyle, president of Dana Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies.  "We are honored to work with Mercedes-Benz on the new X-Class pickup truck and Sprinter van, which have been recognized in the industry for connectivity, safety, and design."

To accommodate the three different wheelbase configurations of the Sprinter, Dana engineered both two- and three-piece rear propshaft assemblies.  In the three-piece assembly for the longer wheelbase model, Dana designed a new direct pinion mount, which makes assembly and service easier and reduces weight.

Based on its extensive experience in advanced driveline technologies for pickup trucks, Dana was selected by Mercedes-Benz to deliver two-piece propshaft assemblies for the all-new X-Class, a versatile and rugged, all-terrain pickup.

This Mercedes-Benz business demonstrates Dana's focus on supporting OEMs in producing next-generation vehicles equipped with the latest technologies for driving performance, comfort, safety, and connectivity. 

About Dana Incorporated
Dana is a world leader in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery.  Dana supports the passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway markets, as well as industrial and stationary equipment applications.  Founded in 1904, Dana employs approximately 30,000 people in 33 countries on six continents who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers.  The company reported sales of more than $7.2 billion in 2017.  Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company's operations were selected as a Top Workplace in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan by The (Toledo) Blade for the last two years.  Dana is ranked among the Drucker Institute's listing of the 250 most effectively managed companies.  For more information, please visit www.dana.com.

SOURCE Dana Incorporated

For further information: Jeff Cole, 419-887-3535, jeff.cole@dana.com