The Porsche Panamera has won yet another award. This time, Auto Bild and Schwacke selected the Panamera Turbo as the car that holds its value best in its class. With a residual value of 56 percent of the original price, the Panamera won the “Value Champion 2012” title for the lowest percentage depreciation in the luxury class.
“Porsche-badged cars inherently hold their value – especially in the long run”, said Dr. Gernot Döllner, Manager of the Panamera model line, at the prize giving in Berlin on Thursday evening. “For example, approximately 70 per cent of all the Porsches ever made are still on the road, yet further evidence of our models’ ability to hold their value. This accolade further bolsters our vehicles’ value retention.”
The prospective residual value is behind many of the calculations for financing and leasing offers and the purchase decision when it comes to company cars and rental car fleets. It also provides a snapshot of the second hand car market in general. The data on which the selection of the Value Champion 2012 was based were calculated by Schwacke’s experts.