Posted Oct 19th 2012 9:45AM
Porsche has been steadily bolstering its Panamera line since the car was first introduced adding models like the V6, Hybrid and GTS, and starting next year, it is adding a new model to the mix, the Panamera Platinum Edition. The 2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition goes on sale on January 5, and it is only offered on the V6 models with a starting price of CAD $87,500 for rear-wheel-drive and CAD $92,700 for the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 version; neither of these prices includes the $1,115 destination charge.
In terms of visual changes, the Platinum Edition gets unique platinum silver metallic inserts on the lower grille, rear diffuser and on the bottom edges of the door mirrors for a subtle differentiation from the base Panamera. Similarly, the interior adds a few styling upgrades as well with a new black-on-beige coloring throughout the cabin, a sport steering wheel and metallic door sill plates inscribed with "Platinum Edition."
Both versions of this new package represent a premium of more than $4,100 over a Panamera V6, but with this higher price comes plenty of equipment that are options on the base car. The Platinum Edition's standard features include the 19-inch Turbo alloy wheels (normally a $2,230 option), the Bose Audio system (a $2,280 option) and most of the equipment found in the $5,680 Premium Package, including the active bi-Xenon headlights and heated seats for all four passengers. Read more in the press release below.
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Atlanta. Porsche is offering a particularly exclusive and elegant version of the Panamera: the Platinum Edition. The elegant special edition Panamera, available in Panamera and all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 configurations, stands out thanks to subtle, independent design features in platinum silver metallic combined with expanded standard features and exclusive details. The two new Panamera models will be available in the U.S. starting January 5, 2013.
The lower half of the side view mirrors, along with various grills 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. Available in solid exterior colors of black or white as well as the optional basalt black metallic, carbon grey metallic and mahogany metallic lacquer finishes. The exterior package in high gloss black is used for the side window strips creates a convincing overall exterior appearance.
Delivering considerable customer benefit, many popular options are now standard equipment with the Panamera Platinum Edition. These include the Bi-Xenon with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System (PDLS) main headlights and parking assist front and rear. The 19-inch Panamera Turbo alloy wheels with full color Porsche center crests highlight the sporty elegance of the vehicle.
The new black/luxor beige two-tone combination also creates an especially sumptuous interior ambience. Exclusively for the Panamera Platinum Edition a partial-leather interior package comes as standard, with a full leather package available. The new two-tone combination patterns have been revised and along with the upper part of the dashboard and the door trim, the foot-well and the back of the front seats as well as the load-space 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.
The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with navigation and standard Bose® Audio surround sound helps to keep Platinum Edition drivers on track. With a high-resolution 7-inch TFT touchscreen and fourteen loudspeakers with a combined output of 585 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. In addition, Power Steering Plus as well as front and rear seat heating comes as standard. With the popular Bose® Audio and comprehensive Premium Packages now standard, a significant savings is realized with the Platinum Editions.
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.
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Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 192 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand's 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency.
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