Adding a bit more flash and functionality to the entry end of its sport sedan lineup, the 2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition will arrive in showrooms here starting January 5th. Available on the base Panamera and all-wheel-drive Panamera 4, the Platinum Edition upgrades endow both with a distinctive appearance and enhanced features while making a strong value-added statement. No changes to the powertrain of either, which will remain the 300-horsepower/3.6-liter V6 backed by a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Available in five exterior colors, the Panamera Platinum Editions all feature a platinum-silver metallic finish trim on their front and side grilles, mirrors, trunk lid and rear diffuser in as well as gloss-black accents on the side windows. The Platinum Editions also bring elements from the Premium Package including Bi-Xenon headlamps with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System and front/rear parking assist as well as 19-inch alloy wheels from the Panamera Turbo.
The cabin of these Panamera Platinum Edition variants features a partial leather (or optional full-leather) interior done in a bespoke black/luxor beige motif, sport steering wheel, signature "Panamera Platinum Edition" front door sills and headrests emblazoned with the Porsche crest. Other standard features include the Porsche Communication Management system with navigation and 585-watt/14-speaker Bose Audio Surround Sound audio package, Power Steering Plus and front/rear heated seats.
Pricing for the 2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition will start at $81,475 with the Panamera 4 Platinum Edition opening at $85,575. While those numbers represent bumps of $4,650 and $4,150 over their respective baseline models, the premiums still are less than half of what it would cost to add all of the extra features on an individual basis.