Seating five, the four-door sedan came in two versions, with two different engines. The 3.0 sedan used a 3.0-liter V6, derived from a Ford design. The S-Type
4.0 held a 4.0-liter Jaguar V8. Both engines drove a Ford/Jaguar five-speed automatic transmission. Lincoln's LS used its own versions of each engine. Traction control and antilock all-disc braking were standard, along with front head/chest side airbags.
Options included a Weather Package with Jaguar's antiskid Dynamic Stability
Control, and a Sport Package with computer-controlled shock absorbers and
high-speed tires on 17-inch wheels.A Deluxe Communications Package included
an in-dash navigation system/cell-phone
assistance system, plus voice-activated control for the phone, audio, and
With its sensuous looks, Jaguar's S-Type makes a statement when it rolls
onto the scene.
It combines that with a luxurious, crafted interior in understated British
fashion. The S-Type cars are effortless to drive with a relaxed, refined
They offer cutting-edge technology that's relevant and free of gadgetry.
The S-Type is a compelling alternative to the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz
1996 Jaguar XK8 4.0 (290 bhp) rear wheel drive Coupe and Convertible launched
in UK with 5-speed automatic transmission, independent double wishbone suspension,
anti-lock brakes and power assisted steering.
Equipment includes alloy wheels, electric windows/mirrors, air conditioning,
electric seat adjustment, electric hood (on Convertibles), choice of Sports
or Classic interior trim (with optional leather upholstery).
CATS active suspension system optional on Coupe. OCT 1997 CATS suspension
package optional on Convertible. Revisions: light sensitive headlamp switching;
auto dipping rear view mirror. MAY 1998 XKR 4.0 Supercharged Coupe and Convertible
(370 bhp) launched with uprated CATS suspension, 18" alloy wheels, Sport
Leather pack, cruise control, headlamp washers and CD autochanger. SEP 1998
Revisions: Servotronic II power steering and detailed engine modifications
current XJ Series continues the fine Jaguar tradition. V8 engines have transformed
this big Saloon for the better as has the cramped interior.
Absolutely obedient handling with a superb 5-speed automatic gearbox make
this a real drivers car. The XK8 is a Grand Tourer for the Millennium, brilliant
ride, refinement and sky-high image.
One of the worlds most desirable cars also the most-fun since the E-type.