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Nissan Titan and Titan XD V8 Gasoline Engine Info Drops

Nissan has finally released details for the V8-powered gasoline versions of the 2016 Titan and Titan XD pickup trucks. The trucks get an all-new engine and transmission with the same displacement as the outgoing model.

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Nissan's new Titan pickup truck will be powered by a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine as standard equipment with the XD model having the already-famous Cummins-made V8 diesel option. Made in Decherd, Tennessee, the new 5.6-liter gasoline V8 has more horsepower and more torque than the outgoing engine of the same size.

The gasoline V8 displaces 5.6 liters in a 32-valve configuration with variable valve event and lift along with direct injection. It outputs 390 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 2016 Nissan Titan XD will have this engine as its base offer with the big 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel as its upgrade option. The standard Titan will also have a V6 gasoline option, which has yet to be announced.

"With this new engine, Nissan TITAN XD customers will have the opportunity to make the choice that is best for their towing and hauling needs – either the all-new Endurance V8 or the Cummins® diesel – two offerings that you won't find on any other truck on the market today," said Rich Miller, chief product specialist, TITAN, Nissan North America, Inc. "It's going to be a tough decision for TITAN XD customers between these two very durable, capable engines."

The previous engine in the Titan was the same 5.6 liters of displacement, but had only 317 hp and 385 foot pounds. The new engine achieves this with several engineering changes to improve valve lift control and direct injection gas (DIG) for better fuel management. A new 7-speed automatic transmission accompanies the new gasoline engine and is outfitted with downshift rev matching and varied shift matrices for improved performance in various conditions.

This new engine-transmission combination for the 2016 Titan will enter showrooms in the early spring of 2016.

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