Jaguar S-Type (1999-2002)
The Jaguar S-Type is a sedan series of upper middle class of the British manufacturer Jaguar. It was introduced in early 1999 and stylistically reminiscent of Jaguar sedans of the 1960s, in particular the built 1963-1968 eponymous series.
The ancestor of the S-Type was the inspiration for the design of the radiator grille and round headlights. The S-Type was available only as a four-door sedan.
A basic model refinement was carried out in April 2002. It was the interior, especially the dashboard, redesigned or quality. The technique of the S-type was improved at this time in some points. For example, since there was a 6- speed automatic transmission from the German manufacturer ZF used. In addition, for the first time the flagship S -Type R was introduced supercharged. The V8 has been increased simultaneously from four to 4.2 liters.
The 2002 also the X-Type 2.5 liter V6 borrowed but was taken after just over three years from the program.
In June 2004, the S-Type was again slightly reworked. For example, given the stern a slightly different shape and new tail lights. In addition, the 2.7 -liter diesel engine was introduced. Furthermore, since the aluminum hood instead of as previously made of steel.
Jaguar S -Type R (2004-2007)
In the fall of 2007, the production of the S-Type was finished. Was succeeded in the spring of 2008, the Jaguar XF.
The S-Type was last offered in three trim levels:
- Classic ( only 2.7 liters of diesel )
- Executive (all engines except 4.2-liter V8 compressor)
- S -Type R ( only 4.2 liter V8 compressor)
- The S-Type was seven times winner of the Readers' Choice The best cars of the German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport in a row as the best import car of the upper middle class.