2016 Nissan Titan Gets New 5.6L Gas V8 with 401 LB-FT

2016 Nissan Titan Gets New 5.6L Gas V8 with 401 LB-FT

Nissan has announced what the gasoline V8 engine option will be in the new Titan and Titan XD

A 5.6-liter V8 will be available making 390 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque, improvements of 73 hp and 16 lb-ft of torque. Nissan calls is the ‘Endurance’ V8.

Nissan says that this is an all-new engine which only shares displacement with the previous Titan. The 2016 version of the 5.6-liter V8 features variable valve event and lift technology, direct injection and four-valves per cylinder. Throttle response is said to be improved thanks to the new valve technology, while a new piston design allows for a high compression ratio and more performance.

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When paired with the Titan XD, the engine will be linked with a seven-speed automatic that features adaptive shift control and automatic rev-matching downshifts.

Nissan expects fuel economy to be improved, though no specific targets were mentioned.

Gasoline-powered Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab models go on sale in Spring of 2016, while the standard Titan is expected to debut next summer.

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