Engine Nissan VQ35DD

The 3.5-liter Nissan VQ35DD engine was first introduced in 2016 and was intended for the popular Pathfinder crossover, as well as its counterpart from Infiniti under the QX60 index. The motor is equipped with a proprietary direct injection system and phase shifters on both shafts.

The VQ30 series also includes internal combustion engines: VQ30DE, VQ30DET, VQ30DD, VQ35DE, VQ35HR and VQ37VHR.

The engine was installed on:

  • Nissan Pathfinder 4 (R52) in 2016 – 2021;
  • Nissan Pathfinder 5 (R53) in 2021 – …;
  • Infiniti QX60 1 (L50) in 2016 – 2020;
  • Infiniti QX60 2 (L51) in 2021 – …


Start of production 2016
Displacement, cc 3498
Fuel system NEO-Di direct injection
Power output, hp 284
Torque output, Nm 351
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 95.5
Piston stroke, mm 81.4
Compression ratio 11
Features NDIS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator eVTC
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.9
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Nissan Pathfinder 2018)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 185

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