The 2016 Nissan Titan XD full-size pickup powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 engine made its debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
The next-generation Nissan Titan expands Cummins presence in the North American pickup market from heavy-duty trucks to now extending to serve the light-duty segment. The 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel stands alone between the smaller and larger diesel offerings in the pickup market.
Nissan and Cummins have worked together on optimizing a calibration and specific hardware for the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel since the partnership began in 2007. The engine has been undergoing rigorous validation work since then, with countless hot and cold test cell hours and over a million grueling test miles to prepare it for production later in 2015.
The 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel brings together a compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder block, forged steel crankshaft, high-strength aluminum alloy heads, and composite valve covers to offer maximum durability in a lightweight package. These features, along with dual overhead camshafts, also contribute to the excellent noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics achieved by the 5.0L V8 turbo diesel.
The Cummins M²™ Two-Stage Turbocharger is configured to work well at both low and high engine speeds. High injection pressures from the latest Bosch® High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel system and piezo fuel injectors provide precise fuel control for optimized in-cylinder combustion, leading to better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. With multiple injection events driven by integrated electronic controls, the HPCR fuel system, along with Cummins M2™ Two-Stage Turbocharger, contributes to a very impressive peak torque of 555 lb-ft and 310 horsepower.
In cold weather, the advanced ceramic glow plug system significantly reduces start time and electrical current draw, reducing vehicle charging system requirements. The ceramic glow plugs are designed to last the life of the engine, with no maintenance.
A two-stage fuel filter system for the 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel features the latest NanoNet™ media from Cummins Filtration, to ensure that the HPCR fuel system is fully protected against fuel contamination. NanoNet's unique construction provides lower fuel-flow restriction, and traps greater than 99 percent of all particles as small as 4 microns.
Proven air handling and emissions control technology draws upon Cummins extensive emissions technology expertise. Cummins M2™ Two-Stage Turbocharger, cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Cummins Emission Solutions Aftertreatment System, featuring a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), result in near-zero oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions while delivering better performance and fuel economy.