- porsche has a new platinum edition available on the panamera's base, 4, and 4 e-hybrid models.
- it adds equipment included in the $8170 or $6640 premium package and unique satin platinum trim.
- pricing starts at $103,250 for the base model panamera, and they'll arrive in the spring.
porsche's new taycan electric sedan now outsells the panamera sedan, but the german automaker isn't giving up on it gas-powered sedan offering. a new platinum edition model adds some features and special trim to the panamera's base, 4, and 4 e-hybrid models to provide a bit more flair and give buyers another reason to put off the switch to electric vehicles.
the changes are mainly cosmetic, including black trim surrounding the windows and sport exhaust, smoked-out taillights, and satin platinum 21-inch exclusive design sport wheels, though customers can still option the standard panamera's 20-inch wheels. that same satin finish that's found on the wheels is seen on the side air outlets on the side of the car and all exterior badging. the car pictured here is an e-hybrid, so it also has acid green accents. customers can choose from 13 different colors at no extra cost, four optional special color choices, or from an extensive array custom colors.
stepping inside, you'll notice brushed aluminum trim, starting on the door sills, which have "platinum edition" badging. these models come equipped with the premium package, which costs $8170 on the panamera and panamera 4 and $6640 on the 4 e-hybrid. it adds dynamic led headlights, 14-way adjustable comfort seats, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, and a bose surround sound system.
panamera and panamera 4 models are powered by a 325-hp turbocharged 2.9-liter v-6, while 4 e-hybrids get a 455-hp powertrain using the boosted v-6 and are epa-rated at 52 mpge. also included in the aforementioned premium package are porsche's adaptive dampers and air springs, they come standard on the 4 e-hybrid model. when we tested a more powerful 4s model, which isn't available in platinum edition, equipped with that setup, we said that it "feels like a 911 limousine".
pricing for the 2022 porsche panamera platinum edition starts at $103,250 for the base model, an increase of $14,500 over the standard car's base price. the platinum edition costs $107,350 for the 4s, $116,550 for the 4 e-hybrid. they'll arrive at dealerships in the spring.