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  • 2016 Nissan Cummins 5.0L V-8

2016 Nissan Cummins 5.0L V-8

310 hp and 555 lb-ft for the all-new Nissan Titan XD

Jan 11, 2015
The long-awaited 5.0L V-8 Cummins engine is finally here, and it arrives with 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque. The powerplant has roots that trace back to a Department of Energy project with Cummins that started in 1998 and it debuts in the brand-new ’16 Nissan Titan XD. The new 5.0L features 70 percent parts compatibility with the Cummins ISV5.0 commercial diesel engine and Nissan says this unique version for the XD is designed to be “fuel-efficient while capable of doing ‘real work.’”
Photo 2/9   |   2016 Nissan Titan Xd Sl Left Front Angle
One of the main differences between the ISV5.0 and this Cummins engine is the new Holset M2 Two-Stage Turbo system by Cummins Turbo Technologies that was developed in the U.S. and U.K. specifically for the Titan XD. The compound turbo setup is mounted in the valley of the V-8 engine and utilizes a small and large turbo in series. Helping them work in tandem is an electronically actuated wastegate system with a patented “Rotary Turbine Control” valve that operates the opening of ports during four main operating modes:
Photo 3/9   |   2016 Nissan Titan Xd Cummins V8 Side View
    1. Low Pressure Single-Stage Turbo Mode
    2. High Pressure Two-Stage Turbo Mode
    3. Wastegate Mode (maximum engine power output)
    4. Regeneration Mode
This system is designed to provide minimal turbo lag and good responsiveness in all driving situations while maximizing the effectiveness of the emissions controls for clean operation along with good fuel economy.
As for construction, The Nissan Cummins 5.0L V-8 uses a block made from compacted graphite iron with a forged steel crankshaft and aluminum pistons. The heads are made from aluminum alloy and have composite valve covers to keep weight low and reduce noise. The dual overhead camshafts that rest inside the covers are used to operate four valves per cylinder. Ceramic glow plugs by Bosch are designed for quick start times and to last the lifetime of the engine without any maintenance. Bosch also provides the CP4.2 high-pressure common-rail fuel system with piezo-controlled injectors. A two-stage fuel filter system uses NanoNet media by Cummins Filtration to provide high flow rates while filtering out 99 percent of particles 4-microns and larger. All of this technology along with the M2 turbo system combines to give the all-new diesel-powered Nissan Titan XD a towing capacity of 12,000 pounds and a maximum payload rating of 2,000 pounds.
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Check out our sister publication Truck Trend for a closer look at the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD!
Engine: Cummins 5.0L V-8
Displacement: 5.0L (305 ci)
Configuration: V-8
Power: 310 hp @ 3,200 rpm
Torque: 555 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm
Bore x stroke: 3.70 x 3.54 inches (94 x 90mm)
Valvetrain: Dual overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel injection: Bosch CP4.2 common-rail
Head material: Aluminum alloy
Block material: Compacted graphite iron
Piston material: Aluminum alloy
Valve cover material: Composite
Induction: Holset M2 two-stage compound turbochargers w/electronic wastegate
Exhaust: Exhaust gas recirculation, diesel particulate filter, and selective catalytic reduction
Maximum payload: 2,000 pounds
Maximum towing: 12,000 pounds
Where built: Columbus, Indiana


Columbus, IN 47202