...Power for the S-Type comes from either Jaguar's 4.0-liter V8 or Ford's 3.0-liter Duratec V6. While the V8 is a slightly less-powerful version of the engine found in Jaguar's XK8, it still makes 281 horsepower and 287 pound-feet of torque. The V6 uses a Ford block while Jaguar's variable-valve-timing heads, intake system and drive-by-wire throttle body top the Blue Oval low-end. These changes add 55 horsepower to the Duratec V6, giving it 240 horsepower and 212 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only transmission available in the S-Type. As with the Lincoln LS, suspension...
...Five-spoke alloy wheels are used on V-6 models, while V-8 sedans get 10-spoke alloys. Interior Five occupants can luxuriate in the same rich leather upholstery and warm wood accents that are provided in Jaguar?s upper-end models, which carry a long tradition of interior elegance. Reverse parking control is standard. Sensors in the rear bumper detect when the car is getting close to an object at the rear and issue an audible warning. An in-dash, satellite-based navigation system is optional. Under the Hood Although the base engine is essentially the same as the 3.0-liter V-6 in the Lincoln LS...
...Both engines are mated a five-speed automatic transmission, and fuel efficiency is estimated at 17/23 mpg for the V-8 and 18/26 mpg for the V-6.Both S-Types are well-equipped, commensurate with their substantial price tags. The upper tier 4.0 adds a few additional luxury and convenience features, but the larger engine is the most noticeable difference. Most of the extra features on the 4.0 are standard on the 3.0. A navigation system and the CATS suspension are optional on both models.The 2002 Jaguar S-Type has received very positive reviews from both owners and test drivers. While complaints...
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