Cummins Turbo Technologies officially launched its new two-stage turbocharger powering the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD 2 weeks ago during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky.
According to Cummins, the next-generation two-stage system with rotary turbine control (RTC) seeks to not only deliver optimum driveability, but also reduce emissions levels and deliver high overall efficiency.
Cummins Engine Business and Nissan worked together exclusively in order to develop and fine-tune the new two-stage turbocharger for the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD pickup truck.
The RTC Technology’s 4 Main Operating Modes:
- High Pressure Two-Stage Turbo Mode – Minimizes turbo lag and enables a better vehicle transient performance.
- Low Pressure Single Stage Turbo Mode – Enables higher power performance while ensuring smooth transparent mode transition without vehicle driveability impacts.
- Wastegate Mode – Maximizes engine power output.
- Regen Mode – Optimized after-treatment operating conditions for emissions control.
“Advances in air-handling technology and improved system integration continue to provide new turbocharging solutions that enable customers to achieve their emissions and efficiency targets without compromising engine performance. Highly efficient and highly durable, this pioneering technology offers a smart alternative to variable geometry,” said Jonathan Wood, Executive director – research and engineering. “Nissan is the first to benefit from the new technology. Working in partnership with the Cummins Engine Team and Nissan, we have developed a custom system solution that is tailored to the customer’s operational requirements.”