Jaguar, Idris Elba, the XE and a 700-Mile Road Trip

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Although we are about a year out from its arrival, we should keep in mind that the all-new Jaguar XE sedan is on the way. The XE is a smaller sedan than the XF, will feature extensive use of Jaguar’s new aluminum bodywork, our new proprietary Ingenium engine, as well as the latest technological advances.

To help us stay psyched for the XE, we have the incredibly talented actor Idris Elba.

Elba, as you can see, is having a great time with the XE. Elba was heading down to DJ a launch party for the XE in Berlin (basically he’s one of those cool guys) and Jaguar was like, “Mate, why don’t you take this new car off us, in’nt?”

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It’s about 700 miles from London to Berlin, which makes quite a roadtrip. Elba is a tall man with a lot of presence, so Jaguar supposed that if he pronounced the drive enjoyable, it would probably be so.

After a brief stop at a drama school to encourage some young actors, Elba was off. By the way, if you’re wondering what he said, it was essentially to never question your dream and pursue it wholeheartedly. Bold words, but then he has been quite successful.

To take the experience up a notch, Jaguar had Elba stop at a racetrack to meet up with F1 champion racer Martin Brundle. Brundle took Elba around the track in a special version of the XE that features the supercharged V6 that’s actually packed into the F-Type S.

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As you can see, that’s quite a lot of power for this exceptionally light car, thanks to the aluminum body. Elba got his chance to take a few laps, and in about a year’s time, you’ll be able to do the same when the XE arrives.

In the end, Elba made it to Berlin in time for the party, which you can check out in the full video below. If this has gotten you in the mood to drive a Jaguar sedan, stop by our showroom any time to take out the XF, the XE’s slightly larger sibling.

Jaguar, Idris Elba, the XE and a 700-Mile Road Trip was last modified: May 13th, 2015 by Jaguar Land Rover Cary

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