Nissan and Cummins worked together to optimize 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 millions of grueling test miles to prepare it for production.
The TITAN XD has received numerous accolades including “Official Truck of Texas” for best powertrain, Pickuptrucks.com and Cars.com “Truck of the Year” and Autoguide.com “Truck of the Year.”
Durable, Innovative High Grade Materials
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.
Advanced Ceramic Glow Plugs
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.
Two-Stage Fuel Filtration
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.
The Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel is now on sale at Nissan dealerships across the country.