S-TYPE: Distinctive appearance. Instinctive performance. Legendary provenance.
Referring to the S-TYPE as a mere luxury vehicle misses the point. While the S-TYPE does feature uniquely sensual styling, reflecting its celebrated predecessors of the 1960s, its breathtaking combination of performance, technology, and high-grade interior appointments make an S-TYPE literally impossible to mistake for anything else.
Transportation? Or transformation?
Driving an S-TYPE is not a mere transportation experience. It is more like a transformative one. Where every trip—to the office, to the club, even to the grocery store—becomes a quest to find the most pleasurable route, not just the most direct one.
The standard 235-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 features variable cam phasing and an electronic throttle for optimized acceleration, going from 0-60 mph in a smooth 7.5 seconds.
Variable Valve Timing
To help deliver power across the rpm range, the timing of the intake valve varies continuously, resulting in optimum performance at all times.
The 300-horsepower 4.2-liter V8 engine produces a smooth, linear thrust across a wide range of RPMs, resulting in a 0-60 mph sprint of just 6.2 seconds.
The 400-horsepower 4.2-liter supercharged V8, available exclusively on the S-TYPE R, is a perfectly balanced combination of brute force and cutting-edge technology, resulting in a searing 0-60 mph of just 5.3 seconds.
Long favored by race car engineers, the S-TYPE´s aluminum suspension improves handling agility by reducing unsprung weight—the total weight of components not supported by the suspension´s springs, including control arms, brake components, wheels and tires.
6-speed ZF Transmission
All S-TYPE engines utilize the advanced electronic six-speed ZF automatic transmission, providing drivers with seamless downshifts for enhanced performance. A custom-built 32-bit electronic controller integrates engine and transmission functions for optimum power and efficiency.
Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) continuously and electronically adjusts the shock absorbers to fine-tune a perfect balance between ride and handling, regardless of terrain encountered.
R Performance Brakes
When you have the ability to accelerate like the supercharged S-TYPE R, you´d better have the stopping power to match. The R-Performance disc brakes, featuring 4-piston calipers, perform the task admirably.
Price this car:
MSRP: $45,330 – $63,330
Invoice: $41,251 – $57,631
Source: Jaguar Press Release