The Tesla Model X will likely remain one of the best electric SUVs on the market regardless of what the company decides to do with it. With a combined 532 horsepower and 713 lb-ft of torque, it’ll also remain one of the most powerful offerings in the SUV segment as a whole as well. Especially in short bursts where it needs only 3.3 seconds in order to get 60 mph from a standstill.
Most of the time everyone wants to talk about the GOATs (Greatest of All Time) and debate which engine they’d swap into their favorite ride if money was no object. Would it be a Nissan RB-series from the famed Skyline GT-R? What about the Toyota 2JZ from the iconic Supra? Both are probably on everyone’s top engines list, but the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about are the engines that couldn’t dream of showing up on a GOAT list. These are the engines that are debated as the worst Japanese engines of all time because of poor engineering.
The Honda Civic EX and Si arrived with a single camshaft VTEC engine when it started selling in the US market. It was definitely a step up from the DX and LX trims with the non-VTEC engine, but it seemed to be stuck living in the shadow of the DOHC VTEC of the Japanese domestic market.
When the still-running third-generation GLE Class debuted in late 2011, the intermediate lineup of luxury crossover SUVs still identified themselves as the M Class. MY 2019 is about to bring some much-needed changes for the GLE, and plenty of them. The all-new model will be the first Mercedes-Benz built atop the new MHA platform which should underpin the next GLS as well. It should be lighter and more nimble, and above all else, more technologically advanced.