We drove the S-Type 4.2 V8 and found it a pleasant experience. The car accelerates at a brisk pace with almost no vibration or rough treatment from the chassis. The...
suspension is soft enough to feel luxurious, but still lets through an adequate level of road feel.
Those more accustomed to BMW-like mannerisms may not like the refined Jaguar approach, but the Jaguar engineers had a particular goal in mind. Steering and handling are tight and secure, and the leather-wrapped wheel feels great in your hands. Shifting happens in smooth, effortless order, with no lunges or jerks. The optional 18-inch tires get a solid grip on the pavement, and hold the smooth Jaguar in turns with calm assurance and control.