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2003 Jaguar S-Type

2003 Jaguar S-Type
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Jaguar's storied tradition dates back to 1922 and founder William Lyons. Over the years the Jaguar brand has been synonymous with excellent performance, refinement and comfort. Now under the Ford umbrella, Jaguar still retains a deserving place among the elite group of automakers.

The 2003 Jaguar S-Type is Jaguar's midsize sedan. Like all Jaguars, it infuses sophistication into a solid engineering core. For 2003, the Jaguar S-Type is even more impressive, rounding in with a host of improvements. A new, stronger engine and a new uplevel trim top the list. In addition, all models feature a completely redesigned interior with optional touch-screen display and an enhanced occupant safety system.

Available Models
The 2003 Jaguar S-Type is offered in three models: 3.0, 4.2 and the new R.

Interior Features
The four-door 2003 Jaguar S-Type is able to seat five passengers inside its luxurious interior. All models offer the following features, with uplevel trims adding even more: a lush leather interior featuring a wood trim, air conditioning with dual-zone automatic climate controls, a power tilt/telescoping wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, cruise control, an AM/FM/CD player, a trip computer, a rear defogger and much more.

For 2003, the optional equipment abounds. A new optional LCD touch-screen display provides fingertip control of climate, audio and navigation systems and portable cellular telephones. A multi-function, satellite navigation system is also available as an option. The system employs DVD technology to deliver highly accurate information, virtually instantaneously.

Exterior Features
The 2003 Jaguar S-Type is restyled both inside and out. Heated rain-sensing variable-intermittent wipers have a mind of their own, and that is a good thing. The new Jaguar S-Type R has a rear spoiler for high-speed stability, alloy wheels, xenon headlights and a bright-finish mesh front grille with color-keyed surround.

These cars handle and perform as well as they look. All S-Types get a retuned suspension and add an antiskid system to standard traction control for exceptionally smooth and secure rides. 3.0 trims receive a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 240 horsepower and 221 lb-ft. of torque. The 4.2 has more kick with a 4.2-liter V6 with 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft. of torque.

With 400 horsepower, Jaguar's new 4.2-liter supercharged V8 engine propels the S-Type R from zero to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds and then on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The engine's broad torque band and the new, six-speed automatic ZF transmission deliver highly responsive road manners as well.

Safety and Security
Curtain side airbags are new for 2003. They join a safety package that includes dual front airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and the aforementioned antiskid system. For reversing maneuvers, a rear-obstacle detection system is particularly helpful.

2003 Jaguar S-Type Highlights

An all-new front suspension, a revised rear suspension, plus a body structure that is 10 percent stiffer, enhances the S-TYPE’s already outstanding ride comfort and poised, agile handling.
Key Standard Features: Dual-zone automatic climate control with a pollen filter; 140-Watt audio system; eight-way power driver’s seat, six-way power passenger seat; electronic parking brake; leather-trimmed seats; bird’s-eye maple wood trim; trip computer with message center; cruise control; security system with remote entry and immobilizer; one-touch up/down power windows; power locks; 60/40 split folding rear seat (except on R); full-size spare tire; Reverse Park Control; Xenon headlights (R only).

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
3.0L V6
4.2L V8
4.2L S/C V8
235 @ 6,800
293 @ 6,000
390 @ 6,100
5-speed manual
6-speed automatic
MPG: City/Hwy
3.0L: 18 / 26
4.2L: 16 / 25
4.2L S/C: 16 / 23

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