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    Jaguar S-type (X) - Classic Car Review | Honest John

    Announced 30 September [1] it was a technically more sophisticated development of the Mark 2 , offering buyers a more luxurious alternative without the size and expense of the Mark X. The S-Type sold alongside the Mark 2, as well as the Jaguar following its release in The Jaguar Mark 2 was introduced in and sold throughout most of the s. It had a live rear axle and was powered by the XK six-cylinder engine first used in the Jaguar XK of In the Mark 2 the engine was available in 2.

    In Jaguar launched two new models. The full size Jaguar Mark X saloon pronounced mark ten used Jaguar's new independent rear suspension and a triple SU carburettor version of the 3. The other new car for was the Jaguar E-Type sports car, which shared the same 3. Having released the Mark X with its many technical refinements, Jaguar boss Sir William Lyons expected the Mark 2 would need updating with similar features if it was to retain its place in the market.

    The S-Type was a major redevelopment of the Mark 2. It used a mid-scale version of the Mark X independent rear suspension to replace the Mark 2's live rear axle and featured longer rear bodywork, among other styling and interior changes. The S-Type was available with either 3. By the time of the S-Type's release in , the Mark 2 remained an unexpectedly strong seller despite its age.

    Although the Mark X was selling less well than hoped, especially in its intended market of the USA, Sir William decided to retain all three models in the Jaguar range concurrently.

    The Mark X was renamed "G" in and was joined by another new model, the 4. The was developed to replace the S-Type but because some demand remained for the S-Type, all four saloon models Mark 2, S-Type, and G remained on sale until the arrival of the Jaguar XJ6 in The XJ6 replaced all but the G in the Jaguar range.

    No new engines were developed for the S-Type. The lower powered 3. It was released a few months after the 3. Major changes were made to the S-Type's steering system. The Burman power steering system in the Mark 2, with its 4. In the S-Type it was replaced by a higher-geared Burman unit of 3. The heating and ventilating system of the Mark 2 was not considered adequate for the more upmarket S-Type and was replaced with an improved system. Separate control of ventilation direction was provided for both driver and front seat passenger.

    Warm air could also be directed to the rear passengers through an outlet situated on the propeller shaft tunnel cover between the two front seats. A key element of the Mark X that Jaguar wanted to include in the S-Type was its sophisticated, and by then widely acclaimed, Jaguar independent rear suspension. The suspension was a revelation at the time of its introduction, and remained the benchmark against which others were judged until the s. Essentially a double wishbone setup, it uses the driveshaft as the upper wishbone.

    It carries the drive, braking, suspension and damping units in a single fabricated steel crossbridge , which is isolated from the bodyshell by rubber blocks. Including this suspension in the S-Type necessitated the development of a new crossbridge suitable for its 54" track, coming as it did between the 58" track of the Mark X and 50" track of the E-Type. The S-Type used the same subframe mounted, coil sprung, twin wishbone front suspension as the Mark 2. Sir William wanted to introduce some of the Mark X's sleeker and sharper lines into the S-Type but with limited time and money available, most effort was applied to restyling the rear bodywork.

    The S-Type was given extended rear bodywork similar to that on the Mark X, which also gave it a much larger boot than the Mark 2.

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