Jaguar's S-Type caused a sensation when it was launched in 1999. Here is the Register dedicated to helping you keep your car in fine fettle.
The modern S-Type was first shown at the 1998 Birmingham Motor Show and was in production for eight years. It had retro styling based loosely on the Mk 2 and the late Harold Meyer's concours Mk 2 was loaned to the styling department for about six months to provide inspiration.
The car made use of the name first given to Jaguar’s original S-Type, built between 1963 and 1968 and, like its predecessor was a four-door, mid-range saloon. The new car sat between the XJ and the X-Type in Jaguar’s model range. The S-Type received mixed reviews when it was first launched but soon gained in popularity, if not for its looks then for its comfort, performance and handling. It was initially available with 3.0- and 4.0-litre petrol engines with a 2.7 diesel option added to the range in 2004.
One of the most attractive upgrades was made in 2020, when a 4.2-litre V8 supercharged engine was offered in the S-Type R. These were much-underrated performance cars and are becoming quite sought-after today. It has been claimed that at the time of its launch, the S-Type R was the fastest production saloon in the world. Production ended in 2007 when the car was replaced by the XF.
Our Modern S-Type Register is led by Gareth Jones, who owns a superb S-Type R and is dedicated to helping you enjoy your cars. If you are lucky enough to own an S-Type of whichever model, please let us know. And if you would like to send us news and pictures of your car, we would love to see them.