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<B>2003 Jaguar S-Type and S-Type R</B><P> <IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/media/2002/laautoshow/03.jaguar.styper.f34.500.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.4car.co.uk/cars/fullsize/stype024.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.4car.co.uk/cars/fullsize/stype022.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/media/2002/laautoshow/03.jaguar.stype.int.500.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.4car.co.uk/cars/fullsize/stype023.jpg"> <P><B>Source:</B><BR><I>Edmunds.Com<BR>2002-01-03<BR>By: Liz Kim</I><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The standard 3.0-liter 240-horsepower V6 can be mated to a Getrag five-speed manual tranny, while a brand new ZF six-speed automatic unit is available as an option. Yes, you'll still have to row through the traditional J-gate; by pushing the gear shifter to the left and opting to row the gears yourself, you'll have five gears open to you. <P>Hopefully this will address some of the sloppier Lincoln/Jaguar transmission woes<BR>of late. Meanwhile, the 4.0-liter 281 horse powerplant has been replaced with a 4.2-liter unit with an output of 300 horsepower, with a peak torque of 310 pound-feet of torque. This should be able to propel the S-Type from zero to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds; the six-speed auto comes standard with this engine. <P>To confuse you further with various numbers, Jaguar introduces the S-Type R, the high-performance version of the luxury sedan. It joins the XJR and XKR as some of the most desirable cars in the world. With <B>400 horsepower</B> on tap from a supercharged rendering of the 4.2-liter V8, this makes for the most virile of the Jaguar pride. The zero to sixty mph sprint is shaved a full second to <B>5.3 seconds</B>. You can distinguish an R by the mesh grille and the R badge in the rear. <P>An all-new front suspension and a revised rear suspension allow the chassis of the S-Type to provide greater torsional rigidity by 10 percent; the S-Type R increases it further than that by seven percent.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 01-04-2002).]
 
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