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Infiniti and diesels on Real Wheels car chat Washington Post

Good Morning Warren and friends,

A federal judge has set March 24th as the deadline for Volkswagen to come up with a fix for 600,000 diesel models violating emissions standards.

We have a lot of really smart people that chat with us. Do any of you try to figure out how this emission issue could be solved? I do. I haven’t come up with anything, but I wonder what it will take.

Would you buy a car with a diesel engine? Why? Why not?

This week I drove the 2016 Infiniti Q70L V-8. Most long-wheel bases are built for the Chinese market and sold in the United States. It’s not only a status thing in China, but the wealthy are also driven in China and want more legroom and plushness in the back. 416 horsepower, 414 lb-ft of torque, four modes of driving pleasure to choose from, cooled-heated seats, lots of flowing leather and wood grains. Q70L EPA mpg is 16 city/23 highway and starts at $67,050, mine out the door was $76,770 The competitors would be the BMW 7-series and the Jaguar XJ. I would also look at the Hyundai Genesis, Kia K900 and the Lincoln MKC.

Let’s chat about cars!

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Feb. 26, 2016 Infiniti and diesels carchat washington post

Feb. 26, 2016 Infiniti and diesels carchat washington post

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.