S-type Saloons

From 1999 to 2007

The birth of the S-type not only re-introduced a name from the 1960s but also took Jaguar back into the medium sized luxury saloon sector of the market that they had abandoned in the late 1960s. A car that would dramatically increase the production numbers and sales for the brand.

The S-type medium sized saloons were introduced at the British Motor Show in 1999 as an entirely new model for Jaguar, in some respects using the existing Ford (Jaguar owners) parts bin. With semi-retro styling reminiscent of cars like the C-type and Mark 2, the car was aimed at capturing a new and perhaps younger market for Jaguar. In the first year Jaguar sold over 70,000 examples, then with only the choice of the existing 4.0 litre V8 engine or a new 3.0 litre V6 unit. Later a 2.5 litre V6 option became available, then followed by a 2.7 litre twin turbo diesel engine.

As well as the exterior styling the interior was all new and became the first Jaguar to be equipped with such facilities as voice activation of certain controls.

The range of models included a standard saloon, an SE (special equipment), Sport and later an S-type R by which time the larger engine had been upgraded to 4.2 litres and all cars would be equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Several special editions were produced leading up to the end of production in 2007 to make way for the replacement XF models. 

Model Summary

Model Type:

S-type Saloons

Production Dates:

1999 - 2007

Engine Range:

2.5 Litre

2.7 Litre Diesel

3.0 Litre

4.0 Litre

4.2 Litre

4.2 Litre Supercharged

0 - 60 mph:

2.5 Litre - 8.2 seconds

2.7 Litre Diesel - 8.1 seconds

3.0 Litre - 6.9 seconds (manual), 7.6 seconds (auto)

4.0 Litre - 6.6 seconds

4.2 Litre - 6.2 seconds

4.2 Litre Supercharged - 5.3 seconds

Top Speed:

2.5 Litre - 142 mph

2.7 Litre Diesel - 143 mph

3.0 Litre - 146 mph

4.0 Litre - 150 mph

4.2 Litre - 155 mph

4.2 Litre Supercharged - 155 mph

S-type Saloons Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

 2.5 Litre
Engine (cc)2497
Bore and Stroke (mm)81.65 x 79.5
Compression Ratio10.5:1
BHP201
@ RPM6800
Torque (lb ft)184
@ RPM4000
FuellingFuel-injection
 2.7 Litre Diesel
Engine (cc)2720
Bore and Stroke (mm)81 x 86
Compression Ratio17:1
BHP206
@ RPM4000
Torque (lb ft)320
@ RPM1900
FuellingFuel-injection
 3.0 Litre
Engine (cc)2967
Bore and Stroke (mm)89 x 79.5
Compression Ratio10.5:1
BHP240
@ RPM6800
Torque (lb ft)221
@ RPM4500
FuellingFuel-injection
 4.0 Litre
Engine (cc)3996
Bore and Stroke (mm)86 x 86
Compression Ratio10.75:1
BHP281
@ RPM6100
Torque (lb ft)287
@ RPM4300
FuellingFuel-injection
 4.2 Litre
Engine (cc)4196
Bore and Stroke (mm)86 x 90.3
Compression Ratio11:1
BHP300
@ RPM6000
Torque (lb ft)310
@ RPM4100
FuellingFuel-injection
 4.2 Litre Supercharged
Engine (cc)4196
Bore and Stroke (mm)86 x 90.3
Compression Ratio9:1
BHP400
@ RPM6100
Torque (lb ft)408
@ RPM3500
FuellingFuel-injection

Engine Performance

 2.5 Litre
Top Speed142 mph
0 - 60 mph8.2 seconds
Fuel Consumption25.4 mpg
 2.7 Litre Diesel
Top Speed143 mph
0 - 60 mph8.1 seconds
Fuel Consumption36 mpg
 3.0 Litre
Top Speed146 mph
0 - 60 mph6.9 seconds (manual), 7.6 seconds (auto)
Fuel Consumption22.7 mpg
 4.0 Litre
Top Speed150 mph
0 - 60 mph6.6 seconds
Fuel Consumption24.5 mpg
 4.2 Litre
Top Speed155 mph
0 - 60 mph6.2 seconds
Fuel Consumption22.5 mpg
 4.2 Litre Supercharged
Top Speed155 mph
0 - 60 mph5.3 seconds
Fuel Consumption22.5 mpg

Model Specifications

 2.5 Litre
TransmissionFord 5-speed auto Ford 5-speed synchro
Wheel Size (in)16 or 17, alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs CATS optional
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 2.7 Litre Diesel
TransmissionZF 5-speed auto Ford 5-speed synchro
Wheel Size (in)16 or 17, alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs CATS optional
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 3.0 Litre
TransmissionFord 5-speed auto Ford 5-speed synchro
Wheel Size (in)16 or 17, alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs CATS optional
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 4.0 Litre
TransmissionFord 5-speed auto Ford 5-speed synchro
Wheel Size (in)16 or 17, alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs CATS optional
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 4.2 Litre
TransmissionZF 6-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)17 or 18, alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs CATS optional
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated
 4.2 Litre Supercharged
TransmissionZF 6-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)17 or 18, alloy
Suspension (Front)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, anti-drive, coil springs
Suspension (Rear)Ind double wishbones, alloy control arms, co-axial coil springs CATS optional
Brakes4-wheel disc, all ventilated

Model Dimensions

 2.5 Litre
Length (in)189
Width (in)69
Height (in)55
Wheelbase (in)113
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)31.9
 2.7 Litre Diesel
Length (in)189
Width (in)69
Height (in)55
Wheelbase (in)113
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)35.2
 3.0 Litre
Length (in)189
Width (in)69
Height (in)55
Wheelbase (in)113
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)32.2
 4.0 Litre
Length (in)189
Width (in)69
Height (in)55
Wheelbase (in)113
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)34.0
 4.2 Litre
Length (in)189
Width (in)69
Height (in)55
Wheelbase (in)113
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)34.2
 4.2 Litre Supercharged
Length (in)189
Width (in)69
Height (in)55
Wheelbase (in)113
Front Track (in)60
Rear Track (in)60
Weight (Cwt)35.4

Optional Extras

  • Automatic transmission (where not fitted, 2.5/3.0 models only)
  • Manual transmission (2.5/3.0 models only)
  • Mud flaps
  • Cruise control (where not fitted as standard)
  • Tailored overmats
  • Lambswool overmats
  • Fitted seat covers
  • Headlight power-wash system
  • Premium hi-fi system with CD auto-changer in boot
  • Childs safety seat
  • Childs booster cushion
  • First-aid kit for boot area
  • Space-saver spare wheel
  • Full-sized spare wheel
  • Fire extinguisher for boot area
  • Jaguar warning triangle
  • Headlamp converters
  • Headlamp safety covers
  • Mobile telephone kits
  • Snow chains
  • Luggage net for boot area
  • Witter tow bar kit
  • Cup-holder for forward centre console area
  • Heated windscreen
  • Ultrasonic intrusion security system
  • Additional zip-fastening tool kit
  • Heated front seats (where not fitted)
  • Jaguar 'growler' alloy wheel centre badges, various colours
  • Power-folding door mirrors
  • Sculptured rear number plate
  • Self-dipping rear-view mirror
  • Wood/leather steering wheel (where not fitted)
  • Foglamp protective covers
  • Boot cargo net
  • Boot luggage hooks
  • Luggage retainer clips and/or straps
  • Roof-mounted rack
  • Two-bar roof-rack carrier
  • Ski/cycle holders
  • Luggage frame for roof rack
  • Compact, sports or large roof box
  • Various options of fitted luggage for the boot
  • Round alloy gear knob
  • Satellite navigation system (later cars)
  • Reverse park aid (where not fitted)
  • Auxiliary power socket
  • Tracker security system
  • Aspheric door mirrors
  • Lockable boot-mounted security box
  • Air filtration system to air-conditioning
  • Engine block heater
  • Cold climate pack
  • Electric sunroof (where not fitted)
  • Rear window blinds
  • Deflector for sunroof
  • Xenon headlights (later models only)
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Leather upholstery (2.5/3.0 litre models only)
  • Electrically adjustable foot pedal box (where not fitted, later cars only)
  • CATS suspension package (where not fitted)
  • 16in Classic seven-spoke alloy wheels
  • 16in Dynamic five-spoke alloy wheels
  • 16in Spirit ten-spoke alloy wheels
  • 16in Helios ten-spoke alloy wheels
  • 16in Artemis alloy wheels (later models)
  • 17in Sport ten-spoke alloy wheels
  • 17in Kronos six double-spoke alloy wheels (later models)
  • 17in Herakles five-spoke alloy wheels (later models)
  • 18in Zeus five-spoke alloy wheels (later models)
  • Post-2004 options of dashboard treatment including Piano Black and Aluminium, along with alternative veneer finishes
  • With later 'Premium' specification models, option of contrast colour piping to leather upholstery, bespoke gear knos, and higher-quality veneering
  • Polished alloy gear knobs for automatic transmission models
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Sport collection incorporating front spoiler, upper and lower bright or black mesh grilles
  • Juno 17in wheels, later models
  • Aurora 17in wheels, later models
  • Triton 18in wheels, later models
  • Mercury 18in wheels, later models
  • Vulcan 18in wheels, later models
  • Indianapolis wheels, later models
  • Monaco 18in wheels, later models
  • Melbourne 18in wheels, later models
  • Antares 17in wheels, later models
  • Barcelona 19in wheels, later models
  • Valencia 18in wheels, later models
  • R-Performance Specifics
  • 18in Monaco split-rim alloy wheels
  • 18in Indianapolis split-rim alloy wheels
  • Brembo brakes

S-type Saloons Events

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The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull in September.  For the first time, alongside a car show, we have a series of seminars on a range of topics including parts advice from SNG Barratt, oils from Millers Oils plus Jaguar memorabil...

The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull in September.  For the first time, alongside a car show, we have a series of seminars on a r...

Mark Russell And Mark Gordon Cg

A day of classic racing at one of the best circuits in the UK. Join hundreds of car clubs and displays as well as get up close to racing legends.

A day of classic racing at one of the best circuits in the UK. Join hundreds of car clubs and displays as well as get up close to racing legends.

S-type Saloons News

Cadwell Park Adam Powderham Pursues The Mid Field Pack

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

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S Type R

Model Contacts

Steven Pye

S-Type Forum Co-ordinator

@: stype.jec@gmail.com

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