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Jaguar S Type


Jaguar S Type

The original 1963 Jaguar S-Type was based on a lengthened Mk 2 platform and using much of the same frontal bodywork. The S-Type name was revived by Jaguar in 1998 for its mid-size executive model launched at the Birmingham Motor Show, which even drew styling cues from the original - the front radiator grille being the most obvious of these. Based on the Lincoln LS chassis, the car's wheelbase is actually longer than the Jaguar XJ8 and that of its main rival, the BMW 5-Series. Two engines are offered with the S-Type: a new US-built 3.0 liter V6 producing 240 bhp, and the XJ8's 4.0 liter V8, with a highly efficient Nippondenso engine management system. Despite its sporting set up, the car retains a lavish interior and smooth ride which is largely due to its 50:50 weight distribution and reworked Lincoln suspension.

Jaguar S Type Specifications

Top speed:150 mph (220 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.6 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:244 ci (3,996 cc)
Transmission:5-speed auto
Max power:281 bhp (209 kW) at 6,100 rpm
Max torque:287 lb ft (427 Nm) at 4,300 rpm
Weight:3,770 lb (1,710 kg)
Economy:23 mpg (9.7 km/I)
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