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Jaguar S-TYPE gets diesel claws

2006-07-20 07:27

The S-TYPE now comes with potent diesel power

Yes, the S-TYPE is now available with the Jaguar's twin-turbo diesel (AJD)-V6 engine.

According to Jaguar the four-cam, 24-valve, twin-turbo V6 features the second generation common-rail direct injection and super-fast piezo-electric injector operation.

Two electronically controlled turbochargers boost output to 153 kW while torque is 435 Nm.

The diesel-engined S-TYPE will be offered in South Africa with a six-speed automatic transmission. Jaguar says this transmission is developed to maximise both the performance and flexibility of the 2.7-litre twin-turbo V6 engine.

  • Recommended retail price from R460 000.

    Key figures

  • Engine capacity: 2 720 cc
  • Maximum power: 153 kW @ 4 000 r/min
  • Maximum torque: 435 Nm @ 1 900 r/min
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 8.6 sec
  • Top speed: 227 km/h

    Fuel consumption

  • Urban: 10.7 litres per 100 km
  • Extra urban: 6.2 liters per 100 km
  • Combined: 7.8 litres per 100 km
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