Twin-turbo Diesel Confirmed
for Jaguar S-TYPE



OF 2005

See it

2006 Jaguar S-TYPE Diesel
Jaguar will join Audi, Land Rover, Peugeot, Volkswagen
and others with a diesel in the prestige car market
with the 2006 Jaguar S-TYPE Diesel

To advertise
on this page,
contact us
by e-mail
from here.

6th January, 2006

Jaguar Australia confirms the Jaguar S-TYPE Diesel for an April arrival.

It is a remarkable decision for the English luxury brand with a reputation for high-performance petrol sedan and sports cars. But then diesel fuel quality and diesel engine technology have improved considerably and others are taking advantage of the increasing opportunities in the prestige car market. Now it time for Jaguar to join in!

So refined is the state-of-the-art twin turbocharged 2.7-litre V6 diesel engine from Jaguar that it belongs in the luxury S-TYPE sedan.

The engine is best described for what it isn't – it isn't noisy and doesn't eject large clouds of black sooty smoke like diesels of the 'old' days. In fact, its performance and NVH qualities are very petrol-like.

"This is an impressive engine, and matched with the S-TYPE's chassis control, it is an excellent luxury sedan that's very comfortable to drive. The critical issue for Jaguar will be getting Australians to forget about those old diesel ideas of black smoke, noisy engines and poor performance.

"Drive the S-TYPE Diesel, and you will be impressed," said David Blackhall, General Manager Jaguar Australia.

This twin-turbocharged V6 developed by Jaguar produces desirable qualities such as 435Nm at 1,900rpm and respectable acceleration, by any measure, of 0-100 km/h in 8.6 seconds.

A six-speed automatic is geared perfectly to accompany the low-rev torque generated by the diesel engine that revs comfortably beyond 4,000rpm.

As expected, the S-TYPE Diesel posts frugal fuel consumption of 6.1L/100km highway and 10.9L/100km urban. Jaguar Australia claims an ADR 00/81 fuel consumption figure of 7.8L/100km. This relates to a very low greenhouse CO2 output of 208g/km.

S-TYPE Diesel is expected in Australian Jaguar showrooms in April at a confirmed price of $101,490 with six-speed automatic. A manual gearbox will not be offered.

The S-TYPE Diesel shares standard feature specification with the S-TYPE 3.0 V6 Luxury.

S-TYPE Diesel Features:
18-inch Alloy Wheels
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Rain Sensing Wipers
Satellite Navigation
10-way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat
8-way Power Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather Upholstery
Metallic Paint
Jaguar Alpine Sound System with 6-stacker CD

"The original business case is based on quite conservative S-TYPE Diesel volume per year, and with recent increases in consumer interest, I'm confident we'll achieve those targets," said Blackhall.

The engine’s specifications make for impressive reading. The four-cam, 24-valve, twin-turbo V6 features the second generation common-rail direct injection and super-fast piezo-electric injector operation.

Maximum power from the 2.7-litre engine is 153kW. Torque peaks at a heady 435Nm, which is actually higher than that of the S-TYPE’s naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 petrol engine; yet the diesel V6 has 47 percent better fuel consumption. More crucially still, 80 percent of this torque is available from just 1,500 rpm all the way through to 4,000 rpm.

This combination of substantial power and torque gives the new S-TYPE Diesel huge mid-range flexibility and refinement. True to Jaguar tradition, it is relaxed when cruising, yet pleasingly rapid cross-country.

The diesel market in Europe has experienced consistent and significant growth during the past decade, and in recent years demand has increased dramatically in the premium market. Diesel now accounts for 40 percent of sales across the premium segment in Europe.

2006 Jaguar S-TYPE Diesel
2006 Jaguar S-TYPE Diesel

Other Jaguar news: here.

More news:

New Car Sales Record For 2005
5th January, 2006
Australians bought more cars and trucks in 2005 than ever before to set an all-time annual motor vehicle sales record of 988,269 ..... more

The Top Drive For 2005!

Volkswagen Golf GTI
The Top Drive For 2005!

30th December, 2005
Larger image

New Audi RS 4 Supercar
27th December, 2005
Audi’s high-performance range will feature as the hero models at the 2006 Melbourne International Motor Show, with the company displaying its new RS4 supercar alongside the superlative new Audi S8 ..... more

Audi S8 is Show-Stopper for Melbourne 2006
23rd December, 2005
Audi will pull out all stops for the 2006 Melbourne Motor Show, displaying its superb S8 sports limousine for the first time in Australia ..... more

Discovery 3 S – Amazing Drive Away Pricing
22nd December, 2005
Land Rover Australia has announced outstanding drive-away prices on the Discovery 3 S model in both V6 and TDV6 ..... more

New Peugeot 307CC Lands in Time for Summer!
21st December, 2005
The first shipments of the new Peugeot 307CC (Coupe Cabriolet) have arrived in Australia; just in time for summer ..... more

Saab Announces New Pricing For 9-3
21st December, 2005
Saab Australia has realigned its 2006 pricing, reducing the recommended retail prices of its vehicles by up to $8,000 ..... more

Lotus Europa S - ‘Business Class by Lotus’
20th December, 2005
The new Lotus Europa S, a Grand Tourer (GT) inspired two-seater will provide Lotus customers with a spectacular sportscar with significantly enhanced levels of touring and cruising capability ..... more

Rolls-Royce Commemorates 2,000th Phantom
20th December, 2005
Employees at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated the production of the 2,000th Phantom earlier this month ..... more

Audi's Capital Expenditure To Remain High
19th December, 2005
Audi is to invest considerable capital in expanding its model range significantly over the next few years. The company plans to invest a total of EUR 10.8 billion between 2005 and 2010 ..... more

Mazda RX-8 Revelation
19th December, 2005
Mazda’s latest addition to its sports car line up is a limited edition RX-8. Known as the RX-8 Revelation, it exudes luxury and exclusivity, with the added enticement of only 100 vehicles available in Australia ..... more

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in a Class of its Own
19th December, 2005
It isn’t often that a car is made that is so superior that it is deemed to have no competition at all, but this year, the Automobile Journalists of Canada declared the Corvette Z06 to be just such a car ..... more

GM Engines Named Among Industry’s Best
18th December, 2005
Two of GMs newest engines – the 2.0-litre Ecotec Supercharged and 2.8-litre V6 Turbo – have been named among the industry’s 10 best engines of 2006 by Ward’s Communications ..... more

Audi To Compete With Diesel At Le Mans
14th December, 2005
Audi will become the world’s first car manufacturer to fight for overall victory with a diesel-engined sportscar in the famous Le Mans 24 Hours ..... more

Volkswagen Touareg R5 TDI Luxury road test

Volkswagen Touareg R5 TDI Luxury

VW's first big 4x4 is a big winner!
13th December, 2005
Larger image

Global V6 Turbo Power For Saab 9-3 Aero
12th December, 2005
Powered by Saab’s 2.8 litre V6 Turbo, the 9-3 Aero Sport Sedan is the fastest accelerating car to carry the Saab badge ..... more

Audi On Target For New Record
11th December, 2005
Audi sold almost 767,000 vehicles worldwide between January and November, an increase of 8.8 percent on the corresponding prior-year period ..... more

Nissan Releases the 2006 350Z
11th December, 2005
Nissan's iconic 36-year-old flagship sports car, the 350Z, has been released with new features including a more powerful engine and enhancements to its exterior and interior ..... more

Porsche Enjoys Continued Growth
9th December, 2005
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG enjoyed continued growth in fiscal year 2004/05 (to 31st July). The manufacturer of sporty premium vehicles once again succeeded in selling more vehicles ..... more

Peugeot 407 Coupé – 5 Stars for Euroncap
6th December, 2005
Elegance, power and outstanding handling and dynamics, the 407 Coupé is also distinguished by its high levels of passive safety ..... more

Safer car design has cut road casualties
4th December, 2005
Car makers deserve real credit for dramatic improvements in safety trends over the last 10 years ..... but there are duds, such as Landwind, a Chinese import into the EU ..... more

Morgan 4/4 70th Anniversary Model
3rd December, 2005
In 2006, the Morgan 4/4 celebrates its 70th Anniversary and to mark the occasion, the Morgan factory has come up with a unique Anniversary version of the iconic 4/4 model ..... more

Peugeot Round Australia Trial 50th Anniversary
3rd December, 2005
In April 2006, to mark the victory of a Peugeot 403 in the first Ampol Trial in 1956, Peugeot Automobiles Australia will sponsor the Peugeot Round Australia Trial 50th Anniversary Rerun ..... more

Volkswagen Dominates "Auto Trophy"
1st December, 2005
This year's "Auto Trophy" produced some remarkable results: Volkswagen Group products were voted onto the podium 23 times by the readers of "Auto" magazine ..... more

Morgan "drive-away" Prices
30th November, 2005
Consistent with the ACCC’s desire for “drive-away” car prices to be advertised, prices of all Morgan cars have been adjusted to reflect the “drive-away” price in Victoria ..... more

Cayman S is now at German Porsche Dealers
29th November, 2005
The new Cayman S is revving up its engine: the sporty two-seater, developed from the Boxster series as a mid-engine coupé, started arriving at the 85 German Porsche dealers over the weekend ..... more

Top Safety Rating For Saab Active Head Restraints
25th November, 2005
Saab vehicles have been awarded top marks for neck injury protection by the UK’s Thatcham insurance research centre ..... more

Audi A4 2.0 turbo road test

Audi A4 2.0 turbo

Top Turbo Treat!
25th November, 2005
Larger image

Land Rover Announced as Best Cars Winner
24th November, 2005
Land Rover has accepted the prestigious BEST CARS "Best All Terrain 4WD" award for Discovery 3 Td V6 as announced at a ceremony held at the RACV in Melbourne ..... more

Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart Bids
For Sixth Successive Dakar Rally Win

24th November, 2005
The Mitsubishi Motors factory team has entered four cars in the 2006 Dakar Rally, as it bids to become the first team in history to win six successive Dakar rallies ..... more

German Debut For Volkswagen Race Touareg 2
24th November, 2005
The new Race Touareg 2, with which Volkswagen will compete in the 2006 Dakar Rally, will be unveiled to the public in Germany at the world’s largest exhibition for sports cars and tuning specialists, the Essen Motor Show ..... more

Audi A6 TDI Is Australia's Best Luxury Car
23rd November, 2005
Audi’s A6 3.0-litre TDI has won ‘Best Luxury Car over $57,000’ at the annual Australia’s Best Cars awards. This is the third consecutive year that Audi has won ‘Best Luxury Car’ ..... more

New 2.0 TDI Engine For Audi A4 Range
21st November, 2005
Audi’s new A4 2.0 TDI with 7-step multitronic, priced at $56,990, is now available in Australia ..... more

Cadillac Wins Manufacturers’ Titles
18th November, 2005
With a total of four victories, two pole positions and nine podium finishes, the CTS-V racers of Team Cadillac claimed a clean sweep of both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ championships in the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT series ..... more

New Volkswagen Passat Clinches Prestigious Award
17th November, 2005
Upholding the tradition of all its predecessor generations, the new Passat again takes the honours as winner of the Bild am Sonntag newspaper’s “Goldenes Lenkrad” (golden steering wheel) award ..... more

Ford Invention Wins Award
17th November, 2005
The UK's Autocar magazine has presented Ford with the "Idea Of The Year Award" for its Easy Fuel Concept, a simple device that prevents drivers from accidentally filling their diesel car with petrol ..... more

Porsche Again Makes A Record Profit
17th November, 2005
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG turned in the highest profit in its corporate history during the 2004/05 fiscal year ..... more

Repsol Team Takes Win in UAE Desert
17th November, 2005
Mitsubishi Motors Repsol Team driver Stéphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret clinched their third UAE Desert Challenge victory in four years ..... more

Green Light For New Audi R8 Sports Car
17th November, 2005
It’s official. The new 2007 sports car from Audi has been named the Audi R8 ..... more

New Audi S4 Launched in Australia
16th November, 2005
The new Audi S4, now in its third generation, is instantly recognisable thanks to a completely new exterior design and a dynamic front end dominated by the brand’s formal design idiom, the single-frame grille ..... more

Peugeot Welcomes UK Bio-Fuel Initiative
13th November, 2005
Peugeot is keen to make customers aware that their HDi diesel cars are already capable of operating on this environmentally friendly fuel ..... more

UK Requires 5% Renewable Fuel By 2010
13th November, 2005
The UK's Transport Secretary has announced new measures to make transport fuels 'greener' by requiring 5% of all fuel sold on UK forecourts to come from a renewable source by 2010 ..... more

UK Crackdown On The Uninsured
11th November, 2005
In the UK, tough new enforcement action to crackdown on uninsured drivers has been unveiled. From yesterday, police forces across the UK can use automatic number plate recognition cameras to spot and ultimately seize and destroy cars being driven without insurance ..... more

Prince Andrew Visits Bentley Motors
11th November, 2005
Bentley Motors welcomed HRH Duke of York to their factory yesterday, in his capacity as Special Representative for UK Trade and Investment ..... more

Europe's VW Touareg W12 Sport Edition
10th November, 2005
A sporting look and dynamic performance with outstanding comfort. The Touareg W12 Sport Edition with an extensive package of equipment is available now in Europe ..... more

Strong Demand For Boxster In North America
6th November, 2005
Porsche’s sports cars posted another considerable increase in sales in October 2005. The strongest rise in Boxster shipments was recorded in North America ..... more

Peugeot’s Carbon Sink in the Amazon Forest
5th November, 2005
The CEO of PSA and the Director of France’s Office National des Forêts (ONF), traveled to the São Nicolau tree farm in Brazil for a review of their experimental carbon sink project ..... more

The Last Rover
5th November, 2005
The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust has discovered the mystery surrounding the very last car built at the MG Rover Longbridge plant in Birmingham ..... more

Audi Hits 4,000 Units in Australia
3rd November, 2005
Following the company’s 10th consecutive month of record sales, Audi Australia has leapt the 4,000 units year-to-date hurdle following October sales results ..... more

Range Rover Sport At SEMA
3rd November, 2005
Land Rover North America is presenting the first Range Rover Sport to appear at the annual Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (SEMA) show, in Las Vegas, USA ..... more

Ford GTX1 Roadster At SEMA
2nd November, 2005
With the 1966 Sebring-winning Ford GTX1 roadster as inspiration, Ford SVT's Kip Ewing unveiled his take on that legendary racer at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas ..... more

Caterham Dominates Monte Carlo 2005
26th October, 2005
One of the ultimate tests of endurance and reliability, the Monte Carlo Sports Car Challenge, has been dominated by the legendary Caterham Seven ..... more

Scottish Sports Car Of The Year
24th October, 2005
The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers has voted the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX as Sports Car of the Year 2005 ..... more

Audi Shooting Brake Concept For Tokyo
20th October, 2005
An Audi sports car of the future may possibly have just started the journey from drawing board to driveway in the shape of the Audi Shooting Brake Concept, a convention-challenging, technology-laden design study destined for the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show ..... more

Nissan Unveils the GT-R PROTO
20th October, 2005
With the launch of the production model just two years away, the development of the new GT-R has moved ahead again with the revealing of the GT-R PROTO ..... more

The New Audi S8
19th October, 2005
Distinct sports appeal and supreme comfort – these are the two defining characteristics of the Audi A8. At the time of its market launch three years ago, this large saloon shot straight to the top of the luxury segment thanks to its dynamic qualities. The brand with the four-ring emblem is now unveiling a sporty top model of the very highest calibre in the luxury segment: the new Audi S8 ..... more

Japan's Mazda RX-8 'Sport Prestige Limited II'
19th October, 2005
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the launch of two upgraded versions of its RX-8 sports car in the Japanese market ..... more

Toyota Infringement Of Antonov Patents Update
19th October, 2005
Update: The case received its preliminary hearing on 22nd September 2005 having previously been postponed by the company to allow further negotiations with Toyota ..... more

Avanti Takes A Big Step With New V-6
18th October, 2005
Georgia (USA) based independent car maker, Avanti Motor Corporation, is introducing the first Avanti built with a 210 horsepower V-6 engine ..... more

New World Blind Land Speed Record
12th October, 2005
England's Mike Newman and his Speed of Sight team have rewritten the Guinness Book of World Records, again! ..... more

Aston Martin wins 2005 Luxury Briefing Award
11th October, 2005
Aston Martin was recognised in the annual Luxury Briefing Awards with the 2005 ‘Award for Excellence’ in the luxury arena ..... more

The 100,000th Audi Cabriolet
2nd October, 2005
The 100,000th Audi Cabriolet was produced at the company’s Karmann facility last week ..... more

2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible
30th September, 2005
The Ford Shelby GT500, one of the most anticipated and powerful cars for America in 2006, just got hotter with the announcement that a convertible version will join the Ford line-up ..... more

Bentley Announces Stunning New Convertible
27th September, 2005
Bentley Motors has announced the pending introduction of the Continental GTC. The new luxury 2+2 convertible completes the Bentley Continental model range ..... more

I'm Always Dreamin'
20th September, 2005
Codenamed ‘Project Tempest’, development work on a core range of affordable, high performance cars, is now at an advanced stage ..... more

Peugeot 407 SV road test

Peugeot 407 SV

Stylish European Luxury
At A Very Competitive Price!

18th July, 2005
Larger image

Audi A6 3.0 road test

Audi A6 3.0

We drive the inaugural "World Car of the Year"!
19th May, 2005
Larger image

2004 Audi S4 road test

Audi S4

Let's keep it simple ...... the S4 is a powerful car!
It provides 253 kW of amazement at 7,000 rpm!

18th October, 2004
Larger image

2004 Lotus Elise 111R road test

Lotus Elise 111R

The lure of the open road!
6th August, 2004
Larger image

2006 Jaguar S-TYPE Diesel
Jaguar S-TYPE Diesel

Receive an automotive news summary periodically and more by e-mail,
SUBSCRIBE to our free newsletter here.
Simply send a blank e-mail to lodge your subscription.

Click the logo for our home page

E-mail Next Car Pty Ltd

Next Car Pty Ltd   (ABN 47106248033)
Copyright © 2005. All rights reserved.