Jaguar’s all-new state-of-the-art AJD-V6 Diesel engine extends S-TYPE choice in the premium saloon market segment
All-new AJD-V6 engine is the lightest unit of its type and size, weighing just 202kg – only 15kg more than the equivalent petrol V6
The engine structure and combustion process were subject to detailed optimisation. Second-generation, high-pressure, common-rail direct-injection technology, including ‘multiple pilot’ injection with piezo-electric control, ensures maximum efficiency
Compact, lightweight 2.7 litre engine uses innovative compacted graphite iron (CGI) block structure, two electronically controlled variable geometry turbochargers, four overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and variable swirl intake technology for refinement, minimum noise, low fuel consumption and low emissions
Modified suspension includes uprated dampers and optimised spring rates to achieve improved handling-balance and poise, and low friction ball joints to facilitate smooth suspension movement. The Diesel-engined S-TYPE is offered with six-speed automatic or new six-speed ZF manual transmission options
Maximum power of 206bhp (153kw) DIN and maximum torque of 320lb ft (435Nm) DIN make this a Diesel Jaguar with real performance: a top speed of 143mph, and 0-60mph in just 8.1 seconds in the manual version and 8.2 seconds in the auto
Combination of cylinder head design and toroidal combustion chambers in the piston crowns produces highly efficient combustion with quieter running. The new engine includes a port de-activation (or variable swirl) intake system, further improving combustion efficiency
An impressive combined fuel economy figure of 40mpg with manual gearbox, and a low CO2 figure of only 189g/km. Euro Stage 4 emission standard compliance will be available on manual transmission models (dependent on market)
New exterior styling gives a cleaner, leaner, more muscular look, with tighter panel fits and improved quality. Aluminium – rather than steel – bonnet is lighter, improving weight distribution and handling balance
Revised interior adds new instrument panel, clearer displays, higher-quality trims, greater choice of colours and an aluminium facia trim for the S-TYPE Sport and S-TYPE R – the first time S-TYPE customers have been offered an alternative to wood trim
Revised and extended features include the option of 18-inch wheels across the range, Front Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Alert, in addition to existing driver aids. Comprehensive safety features include front, side and side-curtain airbags, and Jaguar’s Adaptive Restraint Technology System (A.R.T.S.)
The use of lightweight aluminium rather than steel for the bonnet gives improved weight distribution and handling balance. The revised shape also brings tighter panel fits and enhanced performance. Transformed by subtle and sophisticated changes, the S-TYPE retains its highly individual look and remains true to the Jaguar brand.
The new S-TYPE also introduces a significantly improved interior, adding to the feel of contemporary luxury. A redesigned instrument pack emphasises the S-TYPE’s sporty character as well as presenting more information more clearly, and there is now a greater choice of colour and trim options. S-TYPE Sport and S-TYPE R models now have as standard a sporty aluminium facia finish. This style was made famous in Jaguar sports cars, such as the 1961 E-TYPE, but this is the first time that S-TYPE customers have been able to choose an interior without wood trim. Like the exterior, the new interior sees further improvements in material and build quality. Sporting luxury is the key-note here, in a cabin infused with Jaguar quality, from the cleverly engineered, driver-orientated ergonomics to the satisfying feel of the controls and trim.
The new S-TYPE also offers an even broader catalogue of comfort and convenience features, from new wheel styles to advanced cruise control and parking aid options.
The new S-TYPE enhances Jaguar’s reputation for sporting character in a luxury saloon car. In 2002 the S-TYPE gained all-new front suspension and extensively revised rear suspension. The refined and sporty layout continues into the new S-TYPE, with a modified suspension including low friction ball joints and re-tuned dampers, providing improved ride and dynamics. Across the range the new S-TYPE features Servotronic variable-ratio power steering, powerful brakes with ABS anti-lock and Emergency Brake Assist, traction control and Dynamic Stability Control, all as standard equipment.
With the same underpinnings as its immediate predecessor, the new S-TYPE continues to deliver the outstandingly supple ride, taut body control and agile handling that are defining characteristics of Jaguar’s sporting chassis dynamics. Sports suspension with uprated springs and dampers is available as an option, as are 18-inch alloy wheels on all versions of the new S-TYPE.
“The suspension revisions to the new S-TYPE are subtle but significant making the car even more refined and comfortable. The steering is very connected, linear and positive. The driving dynamics overall are a combination of stability and sporting agility, which makes the S-TYPE very satisfying to drive.” Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar Cars.
The S-TYPE introduced the Electronic Parking Brake – an industry first in the executive segment – and that is now standard across all of the new S-TYPE range. Jaguar’s acclaimed Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS), with electronically adjustable dampers for maximum control and comfort, is standard on the R model and optional on others.
A comprehensive armoury of safety features, from a strong bodyshell, through Electronic Traction Control and Dynamic Stability Control, to Jaguar’s innovative Adaptive Restraint Technology System (A.R.T.S.) is standard across the range. The new S-TYPE’s Category 1 Thatcham-approved security systems, including items such as automatic drive-away locking, are equally comprehensive. Together, the new S-TYPE’s safety and security features ensure very competitive insurance groupings.
The new S-TYPE holds further attractions for the rational buyer who expects strong value even from a luxury marque. From entry level to the top of the range, the Jaguar S-TYPE offers competitive pricing, in spite of richer standard feature specifications and extensive use of advanced technologies. It has competitive CO2 ratings, with the accompanying tax advantages for company car users, and strong residual values, making it attractive to user-chooser company car drivers who appreciate low whole-life costs as well as style.
But crucially, while making so many gains, the new S-TYPE retains its unique and powerful Jaguar personality – a combination of bold, distinctive styling, sporting dynamics, outstanding comfort and refinement, and unrivalled emotional resonance. So the most captivating S-TYPE ever is also the most complete.
S-TYPEs are more than simple transport. These are astute, stunningly beautiful automobiles. Regardless of which you select, the blend of craftsmanship, performance and luxury you find will be compelling. These are cars artfully crafted from the finest components, powerful on the road, and completely luxurious. Crafted to assure.
S-TYPE´s strength and reliability are certain—pledged both by dedication and precision when it is built, and by protection on the road. Engines are machined and tuned to a state of art. Interior leathers and woods are hand selected, then fastidiously crafted for a luxurious feel. Components are designed to exacting standards of accuracy for optimum performance. And driver protection, including warranty coverage, is comprehensive.1
Soft, sumptuous leather appointments, distinctively piped. Signature Burl Walnut treatments. 16-way adjustable leather-trimmed seats that are heated, pedals that adapt to driver height, and an electric tilt and telescoping steering wheel—all with memory settings.1 Deep, enveloping premium footwell rugs. Thoughtfully placed controls that fall naturally to hand. With Jaguar, there is an expectation of comfort. And this car does not disappoint. Details that satisfy.
Relevant aids like auto-leveling Xenon headlamps, a reverse parking control that senses objects in your way, DVD-based navigation, Bluetooth® wireless technology, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and optional Adaptive Cruise Control that uses radar to monitor slow traffic ahead and apply braking to maintain distance. Little wonders that don´t shout, but do help you appreciate your drive.
STYPE comfortable interior
Enjoy glorious sound from a 320-watt Alpine® audio system with 10 speakers and 6-disc CD changer. Accommodate yourself and your passenger with dual-zone climate controls. If you don´t like station seeking on long journeys, turn on SIRIUS® Satellite Radio.2 There´s even an accessory iPod® connection for your own tunes.3 Go ahead, pamper yourself.
Drivers—and passengers—are protected from all sides. By Adaptive Restraint Technology that deploys driver and passenger front airbags according to many factors including occupant position, weight and safety belt use. By side curtain airbags that drop from above doors to shield outboard occupants. By four-channel anti-lock brakes–with larger R Performance discs on S-TYPE R. By Dynamic Stability Control, which automatically intervenes when sensing unsafe conditions to help prevent oversteer or understeer. And by Emergency Brake Assist, which measures brake pedal activation in emergencies and initiates full braking when needed. Feel ready for the road.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio $450
Radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control $2200
Xenon headlamps with automatic leveling $675
Rear-seat entertainment system with 7-in. monitors integrated into the back of the driver and front passenger head restraints
Audio Connectivity Module for playback from almost any digital audio device through your Jaguar’s in-car entertainment system
18-in. Triton alloy wheels $800
19-in. Barcelona wheels $12004
Front Park Control $250
Two-tone Dove/Charcoal interior $1,0005
Non-standard exterior paint, or exterior paint and interior trim combination $1000