Special edition for a special anniversary, a decade of Porsche Panamera.
Porsche is celebrating the first decade of the Panamera with a limited version of the four-door, four-wheel-drive GT. The Porsche Panamera 10 Years Edition brings more equipment as standard with stress on chassis dynamics and passenger comfort. Adaptive air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) in standard, that gives the outstanding driving potential of the four-door sports car. Design highlights of the distinctive styling include new, exclusive 21-inch Panamera Sport Design wheels finished in satin-gloss White Gold Metallic and the “Panamera10” logo on the front doors, also in White Gold Metallic. The anniversary logo is also inside the cabin on the front passenger trim panel and the door entry guards. Black partial leather with decorative stitching in White Gold creates a particularly eye-catching interior design detail.
Additionally, the hybrid versions of the Panamera 10 Years Edition feature an on-board charger with a charging capacity of 7.2 kW in place of the otherwise standard 3.6 kW. To celebrate a decade of success, key features of the Panamera 10 Years Edition models include a panoramic roof system, privacy glass, heated 14-way adjustable seats with Porsche crest embossed on the head restraints, soft-close doors, BOSE® Surround Sound system, LED matrix headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+), Lane Change Assist and Lane Keeping Assist with traffic sign recognition and Park Assist including reversing camera.
The Panamera 4 models feature a 330 PS twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 engine and the 4 E-Hybrid complements its petrol engine with a 136 PS electric motor to deliver a total system power of 462 PS. Like no other model in the luxury car segment, the Panamera combines the performance expected of a sports car with the luxury and versatility of a grand touring saloon. In addition, the Panamera has decisively shaped the Porsche brand over the course of the last ten years as a technology platform for innovations that were later transferred to other Porsche models. The current, second model generation is manufactured entirely in the Porsche plant in Leipzig, Germany, and comes in three different body variants. Over 250,000 have been delivered so far to customers.
A Porsche for four – over the course of the company’s more than 70-year history, Porsche engineers kept coming back to this idea. However, prototypes such as the Type 530 based on the 356, lengthened variants of the 928 or the four-door coupé Type 989 did not make it into series production. At the start of the new century, the decision was taken to develop a four-door hatchback saloon. The specifications included outstanding driving dynamics, generous space conditions and a quintessentially Porsche appearance.
The first Panamera made its public debut on 19 April 2009 on the 94th floor of the World Financial Centre in Shanghai and set standards in its class thanks to the broad spread between sporting chassis responses and comfort. And it was packed with innovations: for the first time, a luxury segment production model was offered with a dual-clutch transmission and start-stop system. The flagship Panamera Turbo also introduced air suspension with additionally switchable air volume, as well as an adjustable, multi-extendable rear spoiler. The Gran Turismo also paved the way for all other Porsche model series with its new cockpit interior display and operating concept. In 2011, the Panamera set the stage for a new age of electromobility: as the first parallel full hybrid in the luxury segment. Two years later, the Panamera S E-Hybrid once again led the way in the segment as the world’s first plug-in hybrid. The model range continued to grow quickly, and the Panamera was extremely important for Porsche: the Gran Turismo – with an output of up to 570 PS and also available with a lengthened wheelbase from 2013 – established the brand in a new market and attracted new customers.
The development of the second Panamera generation (G2) followed several paths: alongside the saloon, which celebrated its world premiere in Berlin on 28 June 2016, and the long-wheelbase version, a third variant was developed on the joint platform: the Sport Turismo. From 2017, its avant-garde design and body styling concept brought more versatility to the luxury market segment. The latest Panamera is even more sporting and elegant, but with the same generous interior space. The attractive exterior design envelopes a host of innovations, including a digitized cockpit display and user operating concept. Thanks to chassis systems like the three-chamber air suspension, rear-axle steering, and the PDCC Sport electro-mechanical roll stabilization system, the Panamera is equally at home both on the streets and on the track. The power range of the petrol engines extends from 330 to 550 PS. In addition, Porsche fully embraced electric performance with the latest, second-generation Panamera: the boost strategy adopted from the 918 Spyder super sports car combines phenomenal performance with high efficiency. The top model is the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with a system power of 680 PS.