Jaguar XF makes 007 debut in new James Bond film

Written by Akhil Dalvi

September 30, 2021, marks the release of the latest James Bond film, ‘No Time to Die’, in cinemas. The Jaguar XF also makes its debut to showcase exceptional performance and driving dynamics for a thrilling chase sequence. The XF will pursue James Bond on the streets of southern Italy in the twenty-fifth 007 film.

The movie, filmed in Matera, Southern Italy, features two XF saloons. The cars drive through winding through narrow city streets, driving across piazzas and down cobbled steps. The XF features Jaguar’s all-wheel-drive system with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics to deliver increased traction for low-grip surfaces. The XF’s lightweight aluminium-intensive architecture and advanced suspension design provide handling, agility, comfort, and refinement for a magnificent ride.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, ‘No Time To Die’ stars Daniel Craig returning for the final time as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. Universal Pictures International will release the movie for theatres in the UK on September 30, 2021. The US movie release will take place on October 8 2021, via Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) through their United Artists Releasing banner.

Jaguar XF: Engine and Powertrain details 

The 2021 XF saloon features a 2-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine producing 250 PS of power and 365 Nm of torque. The pair of ‘Ingenium’ petrol engines are offered in two variants, the P250 and P300. The P250 variant achieves 0-100 kph in 6.9 seconds, whereas the P300 does it in 6.1 seconds. The P300 variant of the saloon produces 300 Ps and 400 Nm of torque with all-wheel drive as standard.

The 2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine sports mild-hybrid technology to produce 204 Ps of power and 430 Nm of torque. Supported by a 48V lithium-ion battery and a belt-integrated starter-generator (ISG) allows the XF diesel to achieve 0-100kph in 8.0 seconds. Along with being 14% more efficient than the previous diesel. All engines come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

Jaguar XF: Highlighting Features 

The 2021 Jaguar XF comes with the new ‘Pivi Pro’ software along with loads of connected car technology. The notable inclusions are vehicle tracking, remote monitoring of the vehicle, over-the-air updates, onboard E-sim for data, and real-time traffic info for navigation. The new 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with being more responsive. The key additions to the XF include cabin air ionization, wireless charging, meridian sound system, 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, 360-degree parking cameras, and adaptive cruise control.

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