S-Type 3.0 And 4.2 | Part Two

Distinctive, Purposeful, Dynamic

The new S-TYPE Sport models are designed for the needs of those who demand a more purposeful, dynamic character, both inside and out. With its distinctive color keyed exterior, leather sports interior, up-rated sports suspension and brakes, the new Sport models are cars for the true driving enthusiast. The S-TYPE Sport is available with the 3.0 litre V6 engine and the 4.2 litre V8 engine. In summary, the distinguishing features of the Sport models are:

  • New ZF six-speed automatic transmission - standard on 4.2-litre V8 Sport, option for the 3.0-litre V6 Sport models
  • Leather sport seats with eight-way power adjustment for driver and six-way adjustment for passenger
  • Leather sports steering wheel
  • Grey-stained bird's-eye maple veneers (replaces Bronze-stained bird's eye maple veneers)
  • Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) system
  • 12.5 inch diameter x 1.18 inch wide ventilated front brake discs for high performance
  • Body-colored exterior (grille surround, bumper blades and trunk plinth) and black window surrounds
  • 17 x 7.5 inch 'Herakles' alloy wheels

"The emphasis of the engineering program for 2002 has been very much on refinement and extending the appeal of the S-TYPE range. The revised 3.0 litre manual transmission, enlarged 4.2 litre V8 and new six-speed automatic deliver effortless, refined Jaguar power, while the supercharged R unequivocally establishes S-TYPE's performance credentials. For the interior, we listened carefully to our customers to create a new cabin environment, which combines craftsmanship with leading-edge technology. Beneath the surface, S-TYPE's renowned ride and handling qualities are further enhanced through numerous refinements, including a new front suspension. S-TYPE now offers more luxury, performance and driving pleasure than ever." Phil Hodgkinson Chief Program Engineer

Published 24 November 2002 Melanie Carter

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