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Jag's next-generation S-Type, coming in 2007 as a 2008 model, won't have an all-aluminum chassis like the XJ and new XK coupe, according to AutoWeek, but it will get a ground-up redesign that includes a lightweight aluminum (that's al-u-MINum) body. According to UK witnesses, the new car will have a body that shares the currently fashionable "four-door coupe" design like the Mercedes CLS — making Jaguar the fourth company rumored or confirmed to be preparing such a car, behind Mercedes, Pontiac (!), Porsche and VW. AW also reports the car's face will be heavily influenced by the R-D6 concept (pictured).

2008 Jaguar S-Type: More than one way to skin a cat [AutoWeek]

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