Increasing competition and more stringent U.S. emissions and safety standards prompted the release of the new V12 Jaguar engine in 1971 that coincided with the launch of the Series 3 E Types. The new engine was nearly three-inches longer than the previous six-cylinder engine, but most importantly, it was much wider. This was due to two pairs of Zenith-Stromberg carburetors now placed on the outer sides of the engine. This increase in size also lead to some body changes on the 1972 Jaguar E Type and other Series 3 cars, including flared wheel arches, wider tires and a larger, cross-slatted front grille for added air intake. Jaguar also opted to use the longer 2+2 chassis for both the Roadster and Fixed Head Coupe 2+2 models, and eliminated the production of the traditional Coupe. Much like the previous 1971 Series 3 model, the 1972 E Type now offered bigger vented brakes, power steering, air conditioning, and an option for an automatic transmission.
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