Here we have images of the 2015 Nissan Titan Diesel and the reports that the 5.0 liter turbocharged diesel unit from Cummins will be used for this vehicle. This engine was planned for delivery in RAM trucks but it seams that the Nissan will also use it.
At this moment we still do not know if the same version will be used by both Nissan and RAM but what we do know is that this is the first non RAM truck that will come to the market with Cummins made diesel unit. Images that we have here have leaked online and this truck still comes with slightly camouflaged body.
2015 Nissan Titan Diesel
We have received many pieces of information’s about this engine and what both RAM and Nissan will do and it wasn’t that hard to sort everything out. Main reason for this change is because the 2015 RAM 1500 needed to offer fuel economy that is at least 26 mpg and with large 5.0 liter V8 Cummins diesel unit that was not achievable. Simulations suggested that the 23 to 24 mpg would be realistic.
To achieve better fuel economy company had to find different engine and they have decided for the VM Motori, which is owned by Fiat, 3.0 liter V6 EcoDiesel unit. This engine produces 240 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque. Maybe it does not offer a lot of power and will not be as quick as the gasoline version but that amount of torque is more than enough for almost any job.
Drivers that need their heavy duty trucks will still be able to choose diesel option in the RAM lineup. The 6.7 liter diesel from Cummins will be offered and it makes from 350 to 385 hp and 660 to 850 lb-ft of torque. Figures can vary and depend on the state of tune in which it is delivered. As a result we will be getting 5.0 liter V8 Cummins Diesel in 2015 Nissan Titan. This engine produces 300 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque which should be enough for most drivers.
2015 Titan Cummins V8
Comparing Titan and RAM it is obvious that more buyers are attracted to the RAM badge since this company managed to sell slightly over 200 000 units while the Nissan managed to sell little more than 10 000 trucks in the same period.
With introduction of light duty truck with powerful diesel V8 option 2015 Nissan Titan Diesel could attract larger number of buyers. According to research this could be attractive to more than 300 000 customers a year so it will be interesting to see how it will work for Nissan. We also need to add that there still might be a chance that the V8 Cummins come to the RAM trucks but it is highly unlikely.