Nissan VE engine

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Nissan VE engine
Manufacturer Nissan Motors
Production 1992–1994
Configuration DOHC 54° 24-valve V6
Displacement 3.0L
Power output 190 hp (140 kW) @ 5600 rpm
Torque output 190 lb⋅ft (260 N⋅m) @ 4000 rpm
Successor Nissan VQ engine

The VE engine is a 3.0 L V6 piston engine from Nissan. It is based on the Nissan VG engine and was only used for the 1992, 1993, and 1994 model years. This engine has an iron block, aluminum cylinder heads with 4 valves per cylinder and dual overhead camshafts, variable valve timing on the intake camshafts, coil-on-plug ignition, and an available variable intake manifold (5-speed only).

A major difference between the VE30DE and the VG30DE engine is the heads. The low under-hood clearance on the 1992–1994 Nissan Maxima demanded a special head to be developed with 30°, rather than 46°, between the valves. Lack of space also demanded a redesigned camshaft drive system, so a special chain drive was developed. The engine is otherwise similar to the VG30DE.


The 3.0 L (2960 cc) VE30DE produces 190 hp (142 kW) at 5600 rpm and 190 lb·ft (258 Nm) at 4000 rpm. This engine redlines at 6600 rpm. It was built from July, 1991 through March, 1994.

It is used in the following vehicle:

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