> Several variants available
> Loaded with standard equipment
> Unique styling details
> Can be had as a Sport Turismo
> Priced from £83,510
After a Porsche Panamera but worried about being a bit too ‘mainstream’ in the car park. Well, there’s a new special edition that might be right up your street.
Platinum Edition cars come with the choice of three powertrains, but we’ll come on to that. All feature Satin Gloss Platinum badging and vents, 21-inch Platinum Exclusive Sport Design alloy wheels, LED lighting, black exhaust exits, and privacy glass.
While not overly distinctive special editions, these subtle changes give this Panamera a more sinister aesthetic. Those who geek-put over a Porsche will know your car is far from standard.
The big allure of these Platinum models is just how much standard kit they come with. In addition to being more unique than your average Panamera, they’re also respectable value for money.
The interior gets the same platinum trim as the exterior, and each features Porsche’s excellent PCM windscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A set of 14-way adjustable seats, rear heated seats, premium Bose sound system, reversing camera and parking assistant completes the interior toys.
The Porsche Panamera is one of the German marque’s most practical models, seating four or five depending on specification. You can either have a sculpted rear bench with bolstered outer seats or sacrifice that narrow middle post in favour of a centre console.
Platinum cars remain just as practical with their hatchback opening and 495-litres of cargo space. You can also get this trim in Sport Turismo estate guise for added practicality.
There are three powertrain options for the Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition. Things kick off with the 2.9-litre V6 engine producing 325bhp. Panamera 4 cars feature the same unit but gain all-wheel drive and a faster 0-62mph sprint of 5.3 seconds.
The most potent Platinum Edition is based on the 4 E-Hybrid model. It uses the same V6 engine but it is coupled with a 100kW electric motor. Total output is 456bhp and it will rocket towards the 62mph benchmark in just 4.4 seconds. This hybrid can travel up to 35 miles on electricity alone.
All variants get Porsche PASM adaptive suspension.
The Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition starts at £83,510 but rises to £94,850 for the most costly E-Hybrid Sport Turismo cars. Considering the equipment that comes standard on these models, they are good value.
Oder books are now open with customer cars expected to arrive in the first part of 2022.