Billed as "Exclusive and Elegant" the new Panamera Platinum Edition showcases subtle design features, exclusive details and expanded standard options that provide value over the otherwise "standard" Panamera models. Available only on the V6 rear-wheel drive Panamera model, or on the all-wheel drive Panamera 4, the Platinum Edition should hit dealers starting on January 5, 2013.
While the base MSRP ($80,500) for the rear-wheel drive Panamera Platinum edition carries a premium of $4,650 over standard (and a $4,150 premium for the all wheel drive version: $84,600 vs. $80,450) you get all money that back and then some in the form of standard equipment that would otherwise be optional. Normally a $1950 option, 19" Turbo wheels are now standard, as is the popular Bose Audio System ($1900) and almost all of the $5680 premium package including front and rear heated seats, Bi-Xenon headlamps with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System, etc. That's almost a $5000 savings for just those options alone and there's still more.
A two-toned partial leather interior comes standard as do Porsche crests on the front and rear headrests. The front door trim carries the insignia of "Platinum Edition" and many of the exterior features are now revamped specifically for this model. Read the full release below for more details.
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Starting at the end of November, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is offering a particularly exclusive and elegant version of the Panamera: the Platinum Edition. The elegant special edition Panamera, available as Panamera 4 and Panamera Diesel, stands out thanks to their subtle, independent design features in platinum silver metallic combined with expanded standard features and exclusive details.
The lower half of the side view mirrors, the air-inlet grille, the air vent grille on the side designed specifically for the turbo model, the trim on the trunk lid and the rear diffuser are all in platinum silver metallic. The interplay with one of the Edition’s five exterior finish colors results in an especially harmonious and elegant appearance. Solid exterior colors are offered in black or white as well as the options of metallic basalt black, metallic carbon grey and metallic mahogany lacquer finishes. The black glossy finish used for the side window strips creates a convincing overall exterior appearance.
Delivering considerable benefits to the customer, many frequently requested extras are now coming as standard equipment with the Panamera Platinum Edition. These include the Bi-Xenon main headlights and front parking assist. The automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors reduce glare from traffic behind you, and the 19-inch Panamera Turbo alloy wheels with the red, black and gold Porsche crest highlight the sporty elegance of the vehicle.
The new black/luxor beige bi-color combination also creates an especially sumptuous interior ambiance. Exclusively for the Panamera Platinum Edition a part-leather interior package comes as standard, with a full leather package optionally available. Compared to the previous bi-color detailing, the new bi-color combination patterns have been revised. Thus, along with the upper part of the dashboard and the door trim, the footwell and the back of the front seats as well as the loadspace cover are in black, while the remainder of the interior is in luxor beige. Other highlights include the standard sport design steering wheel and the distinctive Porsche crest on the front and rear headrests as well as the insignia “Platinum Edition” on the front door trim strips.
In addition, Power Steering Plus as well as front seat heating come as standard. The standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module keeps Platinum Edition drivers on track. With a high-resolution 7-inch TFT touchscreen and eleven loudspeakers with a combined output of 235 watts, the Porsche Communication Management with built-in navigation unit not only gives assistance with dynamic route guidance, but also ensures optimal audio sound in the vehicle.
The base M.S.R.P for the Panamera Platinum Edition will be $80,500. The Panamera 4 Platinum Edition will have a base M.S.R.P of $84,600. Prices do not include the $975 destination charge.