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The 2016 Nissan TITAN® XD

The diesel-fueled Nissan TITAN® XD is in a class of its own, bringing innovation and a heavy-duty attitude to the full-size truck.

The American TITAN ® was designed in California, engineered in Michigan, tested in Arizona, built in Mississippi, and powered by Indiana and Tennessee, making it a truly all American vehicle.


The 2016 Nissan TITAN ® XD is powered by the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine; the superior machinery that balances power, performance, fuel economy and dependability which commenced development in 2007 and is now making waves on the market and setting new standards for what a pickup should be.

The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine which is exclusive to Nissan models boasts the first to market Holset M2 twostage turbocharger allowing for uninterrupted acceleration and no turbo lag, resulting in flawless acceleration and continuous power boost right through the RPM range. According to the Director of Product Planning and TITAN ® XD Chief Product Specialist, Rich Miller, the strategy for the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine is to “center on better fuel economy” and to “deliver on the performance of a diesel engine” by creating an engine that always has more to give than what you ask for, never running out and hitting “the top of the torque curve or top of the peak”.

Plus, the Cummins 5.0 V8 Turbo Diesel is lightweight, weighing half a ton but incredibly durable and truly powerful with the strength of an engine 50% larger. While traditional diesel engines are substantially heavier than their gas counterparts, the Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) block used in the new TITAN ® XD eliminates weight but increases strength of structure. Every piece of the engine was carefully considered by Cummins to explore potential weight reduction to engineer a far lighter engine that increases fuel efficiency without sacrificing durability that is crucial to a heavy duty truck.

The 2016 Nissan TITAN’s ® Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine has the versatility of a vehicle intended for the daily commute during the week, but also has the functionality of a ready for anything powerhouse pickup truck, boasting 310 horsepower and 555 lb.ft. torque which puts the Nissan TITAN ® XD in its own class of pickup truck, unparalleled in power for size of engine.

Tough as the engine is, you don’t need to hear it. The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine keeps vibration and noise in check, achieved by the use of the Bosch CP4.2 high pressure fuel pump which allows the Cummins to deliver fuel and create power using small bursts of the injector to gently move the piston over the cylinder wall. Even more impressive, the pump is timed with the combustion cycle to hide noise. Excessive noise is also eliminated by employing the use of composite valve covers on each cylinder head and mounting the two stage turbocharger, essentially wrapped inside the intake manifold and very low inside the valley.

The Cummins 5.0 V8 Turbo Diesel engine is also extremely clean, transcending the now misconception that diesel must be dirty. The engine uses a particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction to keep everything clean running as well keep noise to a minimum. But the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel is more than lightweight, tough, and quiet. It also is a reliable engine that will get you where you need to go in the morning quickly and with fewer emissions, even when temperatures reach 25°F overnight thanks to the integrated ceramic glow plugs. New to the 5.0 Cummins, the ceramic glow plugs will last the life of the engine with no maintenance and require less current draw and reduce stress on the truck’s electrical system.

According to Ric Kleine, the Vice President of Cummins Incorporated, Cummins and Nissan have “been working on [the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel] together for a period of time, [and have] had the time to really do it right”. And that they have; the 2016 Nissan TITAN ® XD has the engine that is setting brand new standards for trucks everywhere.