Summary, Prices, Specs

By November 10, 1999


If sensuous looks are important, if being fun to drive is a priority, if arriving at a destination in a stylish luxury car is desirable, then the Jaguar S-Type more than fits the bill. It might not be the “ultimate driving machine” but it delivers plenty of performance and handling, especially with the V8 engine.

The Jaguar S-Type is one of the prettiest cars on the road — along with its stable mates, the XJ8 sedan and the XK8 sports car. And there’s no mistaking the unique leaping Jaguar on the prominent grille.

Jaguar has succeeded. The new S-Type is, indeed, a Jag.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:S-Type 4.0
Engines:4.0-liter dohc 32v V8; 240-hp 3.0-liter dohc 24v V6
Transmissions:5-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):Dual front airbags, front side-impact airbags
Safety equipment (optional):N/A
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Birmingham, England
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):S-Type 4.0
Standard equipment:Traction control, automatic climate control, AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, cruise control, tilt steering, aluminum alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSPR):power/memory package (included on 4.0), navigation system ($2000), premium stereo with CD changer ($1500)
Destination charge:N/A
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$52080
Layout:rear-wheel drive
Engine:4.0-liter dohc 32v V8
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):281 @ 6100
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):287 @ 4300
Transmission:5-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:N/A
Wheelbase:114.5 in.
Length/width/height:191.3/71.6/55.7 in.
Track, f/r:60.5/60.8 in.
Turning circle:37.7 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.6/56.3/43.1 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:36.4/56.7/37.7 in.
Cargo volume:13.1 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:Independent
Suspension, r:Independent
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:3770 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:disc/disc
Fuel capacity:18.4 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of November 10, 1999.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-4JAGUAR -