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
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 ride.
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 E-Class cars.
OCT 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 on XK8.
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.