(2013) Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition – The Ultimate Guide
The new Panamera Platinum Edition will be distinguished by selected design features in Platinum Silver on the air-inlet grille lamellas, lower half of the side view mirrors, the trim on the trunk lid, the rear diffuser, and on the air vent grille on the side. The final touch a special set of 19-inch Panamera Turbo alloy wheels with the red, black, and gold Porsche crest. For the interior, this special edition gets an exclusive part-leather interior package and a number of other color and material combinations.
Since the Panamera is already such an impressive car, Porsche only opted to update the exterior and interior in an effort to combine comfort, sportiness, and four seat capacity. The exterior of the new Panamera Platinum Edition is all about the very cool platinum metallic silver paint that accentuates its individual personality and sets it apart from the other members of the Panamera family. Platinum Silver was used for the slats on the front end, the side air outlets, the exterior mirror lower trims, the trim strip on the rear, and the finned rear diffuser. Contrasting the silver is the high gloss black found on the side window trims. This color can be combined with any of the following exterior colors: black or white, metallic basalt black, metallic carbon grey, and metallic mahogany lacquer
The last element of the exterior package is a set of 19-inch Panamera Turbo alloy wheels with the red, black, and gold Porsche crest. Standard equipment for the exterior includes Bi-Xenon main headlights and front parking assist, while the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) is available as an option.
For the interior, the Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition will feature many of the elements already seen on the standard model. This includes a combination of business and sportiness, as well as space to accommodate four passengers.
The standard equipment for the interior is plentiful, bringing in elements like a SportDesign steering wheel combined with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK, optional for the Panamera and standard in the Panamera 4) that comes equipped with gearshift paddles behind the right- and left-hand spokes. To further identify the model, Porsche also added a part-leather interior package that combines black with luxor beige. Black was also used for the upper part of the dashboard, the door trim, the footwell, and the back of the front seats, while beige was used for the remainder of the interior. A special “Platinum Edition” insignia on the front door trim strips will be a further identification of the model.
Also available as standard is a high-resolution 7-inch TFT touchscreen display and eleven loudspeakers with a combined output of 235 watts, and the Porsche Communication Management with built-in navigation unit that allows to select between a 2D display and a 3D perspective.
As stated earlier, the Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition is all about style so no changes can be found under the hood. The Panamera will still be powered by a 3.6 liter engine with an output of 300 HP and 295 lb.-ft of torque. Top speed for the model goes up to an impressive 160 mph, while fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg.