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Can anyone explain the difference between the pre-face lift and the Face list models S-Types

also the function/reason for a small oval plate between the head lights, is it a blank for headlight washers?

I did post else where but nobody commented


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From what I can gather the rear lights are a different shape along with the boot lid and bumper. Front bonnet is made from alloy instead of steel. The bumper and grill are different along with the headlight and their mounts. I hope to get a later interior for mine; when I do I will let you know if there are any differences in door shape and seat mountings.

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Hi Stan

I have a 2006 (56) S Type.

The interior is so much different, dash, sunvisers, etc.

The lights are different too.

I also think the transmissions are new.

One thing though .... it's a struggle getting second hand parts for the facelift model.


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Hi Stan, this was taken from the Racing Green website, their summary of the upgrade in 2004/2005


Ian Callum (Head of design 2004) was called upon to give the S-TYPE a mid-life refresh. And very effective it was too.At the rear of the car a new bumper arrangement combined with a redesigned bootlid and new rear lights gave a fresher look, while the front end was similarly revitalised courtesy of a reprofiled bonnet – now in aluminium – plus a lower and more upright grille and updated bumper. New alloy wheels and instrument pack, with the option for the first time of an aluminium fascia, completed the skin-deep styling changes – but there was one more to come in the powertrain department, the 2.7-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel engine also being introduced in 2004. The diesel was smooth, torquey and refined, and, as a result, it immediately attracted customers to the S-TYPE who had previously avoided it on the basis of running costs.




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