2015 Nissan Titan Diesel To Make 560 lb-ft of Torque

2015 Nissan Titan Diesel To Make 560 lb-ft of Torque

Nissan made some pretty bold claims when they announced their partnership with Cummins to make the 2015 Nissan Titan diesel powered. Did they meet their goals? According to some leaked information – yes and no.

cummmins-titan-dieselWhen the original announcement came, expectations were set at 300-hp and about 550 lb-ft of torque. An unnamed source spilled the beans to TFLtruck about the Titan’s new power train saying that the upcoming truck will make just 275 ponies. However, the real eye-opener is the trucks 560 lb-ft of torque.

Those numbers sound about right for buyers, as pickups are all about torque. Currently only the Ram 1500 is the other contender in the half-ton pickup truck segment with a diesel engine. Rated to get 28 mpg on the highway, the V6 diesel in the Ram makes 420 lb-ft of torque. Ford is also set to throw a diesel engine into the upcoming 2015 Ford F-150, but little else is known at this point.

Nissan seems devoted to providing truck-buyers with an alternative to gasoline, as a smaller, diesel-powered Frontier was shown off at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show today, with a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel which makes around 200-hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, all while promising 35 percent better fuel economy over the V6 equipped Frontier.

While Nissan is promised to the idea of a diesel Titan, the Frontier Diesel Runner will be on display during the Chicago Auto Show’s public days in order to gauge customer reaction to the new pickup.

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[Source: TFLtrucks]

  • CA_Refugee

    Not bad.

    Tho I’d take that motor and put it in a F-150. That would be a cool little package.

  • Charles Passmore

    Dodge will kick themselves in the but for not going with the CUMMINS. CUMMINS sold the Dodge, Dodge trucks are legendary for the CUMMINS power, not the other way around. Ford literally comes out with a new Powerstroke every year because they can’t get the ‘heavy duty’ part right. The Duramax will put out the power if you make ‘enhancements’ that voids the warranty, but the engine wont hold up. Check all the diesel engines on ‘you tube’ and see it with your own eyes. CUMMINS did not become the worlds leading manufacturer
    of diesel engines over 200 HP by accident.

  • Titanfan

    BMW TD 3.0 6: 376hp, 546lbft.
    Not sure what the displacement is on the Cummins Titan V8 but the horsepower looks a little weak by todays standards…

  • titanguy1978

    HP numbers are certainly disappointing but hopefully an aftermarket tune will eventually will fix that bringing some pretty good increases of around 80+hp and 100+tq. Any specs on the tow and payload capacity and MPG’s? This truck needs 23+ MPG to even be worth the premium price the deisel is going to command. I’m sure this truck is going to retail around $50k which not too many people are going to be interested in. I had a 2007 LE Titan and now a 2013 SV Titan. The MPGS are horrible,but as expected. getting about 13.8 as high as 15+ on long trips always using 93oct gas. The truck it’s self is actaully a really good truck and i don’t think people are giving it the credit it deserves.
    Nissan only sold less then 16,000 Titans last year so if they are not offering huge incentives to get this truck out there or offer the deisel in the mid model(SV) then this Titan will fail.

  • Mike Schmidt

    good statement and I agree with you on everything. I had a 2009 but sold it due to the milage yes its a truck but my god its terrible and went to a 2000 grand am and couldnt be happier but I will be looking into this option when out. But the Nissan I know will be 50,000 today the next day and the next day

  • ak oldman

    Unless you have changed the compression ratio the truck only requires regular unleaded gasoline. Using 93 octane rated fuel is a waste of money and could even result in lower MPG figures. Higher octane rated fuel does nothing for an engine built to run on 87. But don’t take my word for it. Do some research from tech sites and you will find this to be correct. A lot of people run 93 because someone told them it was better. That someone is either misinformed or works for an oil company. You can find many debates on the subject on the internet. Most are just full of someone’s personal opinion. Skip over those and search for tech sites with factual information rather than just opinions. Your wallet will thank you.