Where all that special stuff comes standard.
If you’ve ever built a Porsche on one of its many online configurators, you know that the options add up the total price rather quickly – and there are lots of them. You can easily go from a base $75,850 Panamera to a $96,000 Panamera by checking off a few boxes through the virtually limitless range of options. And did we mention that MSRP is just for the rear-wheel drive V-6 engine?
Well, Porsche is looking to make things a bit easier on some of our pocketbooks with an exclusive Panamera Platinum Edition that will be available with the Panamera and Panamera 4 models in the United States while other markets get the additional Diesel model. The new Platinum Edition models will offer a host of standard features that are normally options along with that extra special exclusiveness that sets it apart from the rest of the lineup.
The exterior of the Panamera Grand Edition models are given a few design tweaks to make them visually more unique. Five colors will be offered ranging from the solid black and white to the metallic basalt black, metallic carbon grey, and metallic mahogany lacquer. Each color is complemented by glossy black window strips instead of the standard chrome. Special platinum silver metallic paint has been applied to the air inlet grilles, Turbo-style side vent grille, rear diffuser, trunklid trim, and lower-half of the side mirrors. The finishing touch is a set of 19-inch Panamera Turbo wheels with the colored Porsche crest and Bi-Xenon headlights with front parking assist.
Much of the interior is outfitted with all sorts of special goodies as part of the Panamera Platinum Edition. A partial leather interior is standard but customers are also offered a full-leather treatment with a new black/luxor beige two-tone combination with a redesigned pattern. The upper parts of the dashboard and doors, footwells, front seatbacks, and load space cover in the truck is finished in black, while the rest of the interior wears luxor beige. All four of the seats were given an embossed Porsche crest in the headrests. A special sport design steering wheel faces the driver and Platinum Edition aluminum door sills greet passengers.
As far as the technology goes, Porsche equips the Panamera Platinum Editions with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module that includes a high-res 7-inch TFT touchscreen and 11 speakers with a 235-watt output. Power Steering Plus and heated front seats are also standard.
The Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition models will be available around the world at the end of November, 2012. Prices for the exclusive models start at $80,500 for the Panamera Platinum Edition and $84,600 for the Panamera 4S Platinum Edition in the United States. Compare that to a similarly-equipped Panamera’s MSRP of $96,800 and you’ve got yourself a deal.
Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition Gallery