Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel for Pickups


Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel for Pickups

The 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel stands alone between the smaller and larger diesel offerings in the pickup market. The 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel brings together a compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder block, forged steel crankshaft, high-strength aluminum alloy heads, and composite valve covers to offer maximum durability in a lightweight package. These features, along with dual overhead camshafts, also contribute to the excellent noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics achieved by the 5.0L V8 turbo diesel.

Cummins and Nissan recently announced the availability of the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine in the next generation Nissan TITAN XD. The all-new TITAN XD expands Cummins presence in the North American pickup market from heavy-duty trucks to now extending to serve the light-duty segment.

Fuel-Efficient Turbocharger

The Cummins M²™ Two-Stage Turbocharger is configured to work well at both low and high engine speeds. High injection pressures from the latest Bosch® High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel system and piezo fuel injectors provide precise fuel control for optimized in-cylinder combustion, leading to better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. With multiple injection events driven by integrated electronic controls, the HPCR fuel system, along with Cummins M2™ Two-Stage Turbocharger, contributes to a very impressive peak torque of 555 lb-ft and 310 horsepower.

Advanced Ceramic Glow Plugs

In cold weather, the advanced ceramic glow plug system significantly reduces start time and electrical current draw, reducing vehicle charging system requirements. The ceramic glow plugs are designed to last the life of the engine, with no maintenance.

Two-Stage Fuel Filtration

A two-stage fuel filter system for the 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel features the latest NanoNet™ media from Cummins Filtration, to ensure that the HPCR fuel system is fully protected against fuel contamination. NanoNet's unique construction provides lower fuel-flow restriction, and traps greater than 99 percent of all particles as small as 4 microns.

Near-Zero Emissions

Proven air handling and emissions control technology draws upon Cummins extensive emissions technology expertise. Cummins M2™ Two-Stage Turbocharger, cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Cummins Emission Solutions Aftertreatment System, featuring a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), result in near-zero oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions while delivering better performance and fuel economy.

Engine Finder Specifications

Certification Level EPA 2013
Power 310 hp / 231 kW
Torque 500 - 600 lb-ft / 678 - 813 N•m


Model Transmission Horsepower (hp) Torque (lb-ft)
Pickup TBD >300 >500