So far, Nissan’s only been focusing on the diesel-powered, kinda-heavy-duty version of its 2016 Titan pickup. You know, the one with the 5.0-liter Cummins V8 with 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. But there’s more to the Titan than just the top-level XD. And for those who don’t want to dish out for diesel grunt, there’s only one option: a 5.6-liter naturally aspirated V8.
The old Titan used a 5.6-liter V8, but trust us, this isn’t just a carryover engine. While the old truck produced just 317 hp and 385 lb-ft, the 2016 Titan’s engine offers 390 hp and 401 lb-ft. A seven-speed automatic transmission will handle that power, and Nissan says the tranny features downshift rev matching. Both standard-grade Titan and XD models will be available with the 5.6-liter V8.
But this won’t be the only engine on offer. When the Titan was first revealed, Nissan told us there’d be a gasoline V6 optionin addition to this V8. It’s still unclear exactly which engine will do work under the big truck’s hood, though that new, twin-turbo V6 from the Infiniti brand seems like a good fit, especially considering Ford’s success with turbocharged, six-cylinder pickups.
Indeed, there’s more to tell in the Titan story. The diesel-powered XD launches this month, with the rest of the range going on sale next year.
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