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
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