A twin-turbodiesel V10 derived from the Ford Modular or Volvo Modular family would have worked better to accommodate for the S-Type's steel frame. It was a heavier car and poorer handler than both the aluminum XJR and the original XJR.
Jaguar S-Type R specs
|Price in US||$62,400|
|Car type||4-door saloon|
|Curb weight||1800-1844 kg (3968-4065 lbs)|
|Origin country||United Kingdom|
|Gas mileage||15.7 l/100 km (15 mpg US / 18 mpg UK)|
|0 - 100 kph||5.6 s|
|0 - 60 mph||5.4 s|
|0 - 100 mph||13.6 s|
|0 - 150 mph||42.0 s|
|Est. 1/8 mile||9.5 s @ 85.7 mph|
|1/4 mile||13.8 s @ 103.1 mph|
|Top speed||250 kph (155 mph)|
|Lateral acceleration||0.82 g (8 m/s²)|
|70 mph - 0||52 m (172 ft)|
|Engine type||V8, Supercharged, 32v|
|Displacement||4.2 l (256 ci)|
|Power||395 ps (390 bhp / 291 kw)|
|Torque||541 Nm (399 lb-ft)|
|Power / liter||94 ps (93 hp)|
|Power / weight||217 ps (214 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||297 Nm (219 lb-ft) / t|
|Efficiency||25 PS per l/100 km|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|
S-Type R competition
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hostboy 7m ago
hostboy 2y ago
0-100 km/h: 5.9 s
0-200 km/h: 22.0 s
hostboy 3y ago
FUN FACT: No S-Type Rs ever actually made 390-400 hp. It was just a marketing ploy made by Jaguar to compete in the M5/E55 crowd. The fastest ones did around 13.8-14.0sec in the 1/4-mile at around 102mph average. The most powerful ones made around 330-360 hp at the crank. Not one acceleration test showed that the STR could rev to 6100 rpm, it was more like 5250-5500 rpm.
What was "supposed" to be an E39 M5 and W210/W211 E55 AMG rival, was really an E60 545i and W211 E500 Mk1 rival
STP 2y ago
You are referring to the pre facelift. The facelift had more power. Also in 1st and 2nd gears it shifts but in all other gears it revs to redline.
Inline 6 rules 11y ago
395 PS not HP! Please correct it! Thanks!
Frozen Cow 3y ago
In EU these cars are declared as pure 400 HP machines.