Available with a 240 hp 6 cylinder or a 281 hp V8. Many optional features including voice activated controls.
2004 Jaguar S-type
|Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity:||2967 cm3|
|Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds:||Automatic|
|Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain:||FF|
|Price (out of date):||$24857|
2004 Jaguar S-type specs, Engine size 3.0l., Drive wheels FF, Transmission Gearbox Automatic
Jaguar Cars holds Royal Warrants from HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Charles.
Founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, by two motorcycle enthusiasts, William Lyons and William Walmsley, the SS Jaguar name first appeared on a 2.5 litre saloon in 1935. The Jaguar name was given to the entire company in 1945 when the SS was dropped due to lack of popularity from WWII.
Jaguar made its name in the 1950s with a series of elegantly-styled sports cars and luxury saloons. The company bought the Daimler Motor Company (not to be confused with Daimler-Benz), in 1960 from Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA). From the late 1960s, Daimler was used as a brand name for Jaguar's most luxurious saloons.
Mergers and nationalisation
Jaguar merged with the British Motor Corporation (BMC), the Austin-Morris combine, to form British Motor Holdings (BMH) in 1966. After merging with Leyland, which had already taken over Rover and Standard Triumph, the resultant company then became the British Leyland Motor Corporation (BLMC) in 1968. Financial difficulties and the publication of the Ryder Report led to effective nationalisation in 1975 and the company became British Leyland Ltd (later simply BL plc).
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