Type S was not a face lift it was a Premium model to bridge between an Accord and Euro R.
Available since 2002, It was mainly produced for Euro market, hence no CL number was awarded to it, like the Diesel one.
Its highlights were the deeply incline nose, 5 spoke alloys in black (dark grey), slim headlights and side skirts.
It also had stiffer suspension setup with 16" low profiles tire, seats were clouded with alcantara and with a carbon fiber like plastic.
2.4L iVTEC (in 2002) having 190bhp with a 6 speed manual, the one that powered CL9 (Japanese).
Honda VSA for traction and grip and dual zone climate controls as well as DVD Sat NAV were standard.
That was the best handling car money can buy in that class, with only exception of the mighty Alfa Romeo 159.