2008 Jaguar S-TYPE Values

When it comes to refined styling and a prestigious nameplate, the 2008 Jaguar S-Type takes the cake. This four door luxury Sedan features a relaxed ride and luxury interior appointments, available in three trim levels – the base 3.0, the midline 4.2 and the top-of-the-line R. The 3.0 features a 235 horsepower 3.0-liter V6, the 4.2 features a 300 horsepower 4.2-liter V8 and the R features a 400 horsepower 4.2-liter V8. All come equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. In addition to solid safety equipment, the S-Type boasts a wide array of luxury amenities.

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The Jaguar S-Type enters its last year of production--it will be replaced by the long anticipated XF model for 2009--with new front-end styling for the 3.0 and 4.2 models, borrowed from the sporty S-Type R. The standard wheel design on all three S-Type models has been upgraded. Also, in the S-Type R, new Satin Mahogany veneers replace the gray-stained Birdseye Maple gloss veneers. The last 750 3.0 and 4.2 models will carry a "Satin Edition" distinction, with matte Satin Mahogany wood veneer trim, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and a chrome- and leather-trimmed shift knob. Only five colors will be available: Ebony, Liquid Silver, Lunar Grey, Radiance, and Porcelain, with two different interior combinations.

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Distinctive styling; high-quality interior materials; ride comfort; acceleration (R model).

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The mid-size 2008 Jaguar S-Type luxury sedan offers a different look and feel than most luxury sedans in its size and price range, with distinctive wood veneers inside and styling throughout that follows its British heritage. Jaguar is also adding value in the S-Type's last year by outfitting the final lot of 3.0 and 4.2 models with a significant interior upgrade. Meanwhile, the S-Type R stands out for its performance numbers alone, yet its overall package doesn't sacrifice usability in the name of sportiness.

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