Vehicle Weights 5
Vehicle Features 6
Body Structure 10
Engine Compartment 15
Jacking and Towing 18
Doors and Door Mirrors 21
Windshield Wipers and Washers 23
Exterior and Interior Trim 24
Interior Features 30
Seat Belts 32
SRS Operation 35
Evaporative Emissions System 42
Front Suspension 47
Rear Suspension 49
Wheels and Tyres 52
Final Drive (differential) 54
Power Assisted Steering 58
Steering Column 59
System Overview 63
The Jaguar S-TYPE is an all-new, luxury sports sedan with a distinctive style, refined power, agile
handling, supple ride and luxurious comfort.
Powertrains are a V8 (AJ28) petrol engine, derived from the engines currently used in XJ and XK Series
vehicles, with a new five-speed automatic transmission or alternatively, a V6 (AJ-V6) petrol engine
coupled with either a five-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission. The new
V6 engine and transmission units and the updated variations to the V8 engine are described in the
ÔJaguar S-TYPE Powertrain IntroductionÕ Technical Guide, which compliments this Guide.
As with current vehicles, variable rate steering control is fitted and all vehicles have ABS brakes with
traction control as standard. A new, optional feature with the Jaguar S-TYPE is Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC), yaw control, which assists the driver in maintaining directional control of the vehicle.
Unlike current vehicles, the hood is hinged at its rear with a safety catch provided at the front of the
hood. A tilt and slide sliding roof with a sunshade is an optional feature.
Both front seats have electrically operated 8-way adjustments as standard and memory equipment is
available as an option. To allow a greater load to be carried in the luggage compartment, the rear seats
can be folded forwards and are split in a 60/40 configuration.
Automatic climate control, with dual temperature control for the driver and front passenger, is a
standard feature on all vehicles. Another new item is reverse park control, a system giving the driver
audible warning of obstructions which could damage the vehicle during reversing.
A standard fit radio/cassette unit provides in-car entertainment with a CD autochanger also being
offered. Other options include a phone, navigation system, vehicle emergency monitoring system and
certain voice activated systems. Optional cruise control and audio switches are fitted to the steering
wheel. All vehicles have a trip computer system and a message center.
Security features are immobiliser and alarm. Optional features include intruder sensor and inclination
sensor. The 3 or 4 button key-ring transmitter has radio frequency operation with an encrypted rolling
code to help prevent theft of the vehicle.
Standard Corporate Protocol (SCP) is the only computer system highway for all the vehicle electronic
controls, CAN is not used.
Brake Control Module
Brakes are controlled with a Teeves Mk 20E brake
The anti-lock brake/traction control, control
module (ABS/TCCM) contains the integral software
for ABS and traction control, similar to current XJ
and XK Series vehicles. It is supplied as a 10 valve,
4-channel module and calibration is the same to
all powertrains. It is connected to the SCP bus for
traction control, warnings and vehicle speed.
Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic stability control (DSC) is a new Jaguar
safety feature, which uses ABS and traction
control to control yaw movements of the vehicle.
Yaw is the rotary motion of the vehicle on its
vertical axis, a force that would cause oversteer or
oversteer or sideslip. The dynamic stability
control module (DSCM) contains the same
software as described but with the addition of IVD
software. The modulator is supplied as a 12 valve,
4-channel module calibrated for base suspension
only. The connectors differ between the two; the
10 valve unit has a 25-way with sliding cam, as
BRAKE CONTROL MODULE
BRAKE SYSTEM LAYOUT
current vehicles and the 12 valve unit has a 47-
way connector with lever cam. DSC calculates the
real vehicle motion (forward and gearing) and
compares it to the direction initially chosen by the
driver. A steering rate sensor is located on the
steering column and is used to calculate steering
angle. A yaw rate sensor and lateral accelerometer
are located on a bracket behind the hand brake
lever and are used to calculate the vehicle under
or over steer and any side slip.
As soon as DSC recognises that the driver is not
reacting sufficiently to compensate a deviation,
DSC intervenes by applying brake force to each of
the four wheels individually to control yaw
Front Wheel Sensor
The front wheel active ABS speed sensors are
incorporated into the wheel bearings, connected
via a flying lead routed along the brake hose.
Rear Wheel Sensor
The rear sensors are mounted on the hub carrier
and connected by a flying lead routed along the
control arm. None of the sensors are adjustable.
Wheel speed sensors are new active sensors,
which are more sensitive at lower speeds that the
current saloon and sports wheel speed sensors.
Front and Rear Callipers
Front callipers are twin piston aluminium
construction. The ventilated disc sizes are 300 mm
x 32 mm. The rear brakes have cast iron callipers.
This is because of the hand brake operation using
the rear callipers. The ventilated disc sizes are 288
mm x 20 mm. Each rear calliper has a ball and
ramp park brake mechanism, operating on the
main calliper pads.
FRONT WHEEL SENSOR
REAR WHEEL SENSOR