5.0L Cummins ISV5.0

5.0L Cummins V-8 Specs & Information

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 the 5.0L Cummins is currently offered in the Nissan Titan XD, the company's pickup platform that hovers between the 1/2 and 3/4 ton segment. Interest has also surfaced from Toyota, who apparently plans to offer the Cummins in it's Tundra pickup but has yet to provide a time-frame for availability. These developments 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 is rated at 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque in the Nissan Titan XD. While official fuel economy ratings for the Nissan Titan application will not be released do to the truck's GVWR, it surpasses that of the gas powered V-8.

5.0L Cummins Specs




5.0 liters, 304 cubic inches

Bore x Stroke:

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

Compression Ratio:

16.3 : 1

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)