Jaguar has chopped £5000 from the on-the-road price of its S-Type R. The 4.2-litre 400bhp supercharged range-topper will now set you back just £45k – and feature 19-inch Barcelona alloys as standard.
The price cut comes as part of a package of final tweaks that Jag is making to its middle-sized exec before its replacement, based on the XF concept to be shown at Detroit next month, arrives in 2008. Jaguar’s entry-level S-type, now called the Spirit, is £1000 cheaper too: the 2.7-litre diesel version now starts at under £30k, and the 3.0-litre petrol under £29k.
Every S-Type, meanwhile, will be given a sportier look thanks to an across-the-range adoption of the R’s grille and mesh, and new alloy wheels. Rear parking sensors will be standard across the range too.
For a full range of pictures of the facelifted S-type, see our gallery