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Old 11-28-2014, 11:13 AM
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How big do you think the Cummins logo will be? I'm guessing 5.5".
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This has been coming for a while, though at first it was rumored to be for the 2015 Titan. It looks like they delayed the release so I guess we will see when it launches.

They have their work cut out for them since they haven't redesigned the Titan since it launched in the 2004 model year, and it will take more than a new powertrain to catch up to their competitors, most of whom are now 2 generations ahead of where they were in 2004.

I don't think that this new Cummins will be an Ecodiesel killer though. I think its greater weight and displacement (66% more than the Ecodiesel) will limit the truck's overall capability and mileage. For example, the Ecodiesel has a lower max tow rating than the Hemi due to its greater weight, despite its greater torque.

Let's face it, the primary reason for a diesel in a 1/2 ton truck is mileage, and it seems that this engine will outclass the frame, axles, suspension, etc... of a half ton truck. Sure Ford has F-150s with 1.5 ton payloads, but they are not true half tons as they make extensive use of components from their 3/4 ton trucks, and Nissan doesn't have HD trucks to draw parts from. I think this engine will be EPA rated at around 24-25 highway, similar to the newer 2.7 Ecoboost and Pentastar.

Also, while Cummins is a trusted name with a reputation to protect, and I highly doubt that they'd release a new engine before its ready or without extensive testing, the VM L630 has been out for over a year in the Ram and even longer in other vehicles, so it is a proven powertrain.
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