5.0L Cummins V-8

Cummins diesel Powered 2016 Nissan Titan

The Cummins ISV5.0 was introduced in 2013 for North American on-highway applications. The engine was originally offered to Chrysler as an option for the Ram 1500 pickup line, but the company declined, citing concerns that the engine did not meet their fuel economy benchmarks. Nissan picked up the engine and plans are set in motion to offer the 5.0L Cummins in the Titan, Nissan's 1/2 ton pickup. Interest also surfaced from Toyota, who currently plans to offer the Cummins in it's Tundra pickup, but has yet to provide a time-frame for availability. These developments have arose on the wake of favorable reviews, positive consumer reception, and the instant success of the optional Ram 1500 'EcoDiesel'.

Nissan unveiled the 2016 Cummins powered Nissan Titan XD in January 2015 at the North American International Auto Show. When the two companies announced their partnership in 2013, Cummins official statement was that the engine would produce at least 300 horsepower and "mid 500s" in torque. These estimates proved accurate, as the 5.0L Cummins will be rated at 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque in the 1/2 ton Nissan Titan. While official fuel economy ratings for the Nissan Titan application have yet to be released, the expectation is that the engine will be capable of mid 20 mpg on the highway. With those figures, the engine will likely bridge the gap between the 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton market, and could arguably be the perfect combination of power, capability, and fuel economy for someone who needs more than a small diesel can offer. After all, no automaker currently produces a 1/2 ton pickup with anywhere near 500 lb-ft of torque - Ram's EcoDiesel falls short at 420 lb-ft.


5.0L Cummins Specs




5.0 liters, 304 cubic inches

Bore x Stroke:

3.70" x 3.54" (94 mm x 90 mm)

Cylinder Head Material:

Aluminum alloy

Engine Block Material:

Compact graphite iron (CGI)


29,000 psi high pressure common rail


Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), intercooled


32 valve (4 valves per cylinder), dual overhead camshafts (DOHC)


804 lbs dry (engine only), 899 lbs fully dressed (with aftertreatment system)


310 hp


555 lb-ft


Engine integrated cooled EGR system, diesel particulate filter (DPF), and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system requiring the use of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)