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Ram 1500 Diesel vs Nissan Titan Diesel

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Rumors are that Nissan is adding a new player to the diesel truck market with a Cummins Diesel V8 in their Titan

Engine is rumored to make 300hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. That would mean Nissan would have the torquiest light duty truck in America.

Sound attractive?

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Nice motor in an ugly truck. Sorry Nissan

I'll stick with Ram. Nice motor in a sexy truck :)
... but in the end its still a V8. Diesel or not a V6 is always more fuel efficient.
Not sure I agree with the generalized statement that "a V6 is always more fuel efficient".

I agree in this case, the V6 will be more efficient than the V8. But it has to do with displacement, not the number of cylinders. Perhaps you meant to say "The 3.0 is always more fuel efficient than the 5.0"

Fewer cylinders usually means smaller displacement, but not always. The Cummins diesel in the Ram HD has only 6 cylinders and is less efficient than the Cummins V8.
I read In and article some where, that Nissan did this because there truck sales were way down, and people have been wanting a Diesel in a light duty pick up for quite some time.
Its because previous RAM CEO Fred Diaz was working with Cummins to get a light duty Cummins diesel in a light duty RAM (what I really wanted). But then FIAT bought Chrysler (and Ram with it) and Fiat killed the Cummins diesel in favor of their own italian diesel (which is a nice motor too).

So Fred Diaz left Ram and went to Nissan where he continued plans with Cummins on the light duty V8 diesel and thats why we will see it in a Nissan instead of a Ram.

Oddly, the next-gen Nissan will use Ram underpinnings, including the highly praised coil-spring rear suspension. Which will all make the new Titan a formidable truck ... on paper.

But for me, looks still matter and the Ram is the best looking truck out there. Hands down. End of story. Period. :D
Diesel in a Titan will be sweet, in a truck as small as that, wow.
If it actually happens I can see it being popular.
Popular amongst Titan fans, yes. But I dont think it will pull significant sales away from other brands.

The Diesel TUNDRA on the other hand will give the Ram Diesel 1500 something to worry about.
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