2016 Toyota Tundra Diesel Version With V-8 Cummins
The 2016 Toyota Tundra comes with a V-8 Cummins diesel engine. This move can be considered as an announcement of more important diesel updates which will come in a couple of years. This Cummins turbodiesel engine is already installed in the 2015 Nissan Titan. As for the specs, at this point it’s impossible to say whether the engine nested under the hood of the 2016 Tundra will be exactly the same as the Titan’s version. However, no matter the power output and fuel economy, this engine is the best solution when it comes to the powerful diesel engines for pickup trucks. The 2016 Toyota Tundra diesel version will be powered with a V-8 Cummins, but in the future, this truck will get a freshly developed Toyota’s diesel unit, which could outshine other diesel engines. Actually, their plans are more elaborate than that and include the future regulations regarding the emissions and fuel economy. The 2016 Toyota Tundra won’t have a burden of introducing a new engine, where a lot of it can go wrong. It will have a reliable engine, which is a worthy addition to the 2016 Tundra engine lineup.
Plans For 2016 Toyota Tundra Diesel Version
The manufacturer’s intention which lies behind the introduction of the new Tundra diesel version in the near future is caused by the upcoming regulations update. Since the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) regulations will come in 2017, the all-new Toyota’s diesel engine will be among the several other units which could comply with the strict emissions limit. The CAFE regulations will make the majority of the current diesel engines outdated and useless for new vehicles. That’s why they decided to introduce the 2016 Toyota Tundra diesel, so the public can get used to the diesel version of this truck. That way, after the new engine replaces the V-8 Cummins, that will be a big news, thanks to the diesel version present for several years and significant EPA fuel economy and power improvements.
2016 Toyota Tundra Cummins — Turbodiesel V-8 Engine
The 2016 Toyota Tundra diesel comes with a 5.0-liter V-8 Cummins turbodiesel engine, which will be able to deliver around 300 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. This engine doesn’t have numerous competition. Aside from the 4.5-liter turbodiesel V-8 GM’s engine and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, which is installed in the Ram trucks, the V-8 Cummins has no other serious competitors. Since the performance and specs of the 2016 Toyota Tundra diesel are unknown, we can’t compare it with the Nissan Titan, which is powered by the same engines. It would be reasonable to assume that these two won’t have engines which would significantly differ, so the main focus will be on the other aspects.