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Car reviews - Jaguar - S-Type - V8 SE sedan

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12 Apr 2001

The distinctive grille mirrors the style of the Mark I and Mark II Jaguars built during the 1950s and 1960s 85 per cent of the body is made of double-sided zinc-coated steel Front seats have eight-way power adjustment Electric front-seat lumbar adjustment is also standard in the V8 The driver's seat has a memory function to suit two different drivers All S-Types come with a glovebox-mounted CD stacker. Surprisingly, the Jaguar's 80-watt sound system comprises only four speakers S-Type comes with electronic climate control as standardA particle filter removes 100 per cent of pollen from incoming air V8 wheels are 7.5-inch wide, 16-inch alloys Tyres are 225/55ZR16 The Jaguar has split fold rear seats All S-Types come with front and side airbags A crash-sensing system control the deployment of all airbags and the pyrotechnic front seatbelt pretensioners The S-Type comes with a standard alarm system with ultrasonic intrusion sensing and automatic locking once under way The V8 engine is all-alloy The engine has variable camshaft timing A "fly by wire" electronic throttle is used in the V8 S-Type uses independent wishbone suspension front and rear Basic suspension design is shared with the Ford Lincoln LS All S-Types come with standard traction control The Jaguar is available with a stability control system Adaptive damping is also an option on the S-Type Jaguar also offers a parking radar warning system The five-speed automatic transmission is controlled by Jaguar's "J Gate" lever that separates full-automatic and semi-manual operation in two separate planes The S-Type uses four-wheel ventilated disc brakes Four-channel anti-lock is standard

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