• The Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition Attempts to Combat Taycan Cannibalism

  • The Platinum Edition will be available on the base Panamera, Panamera 4, and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, and it sets itself apart from the standard Panamera with its satin gloss platinum exterior features.
  • Other exterior highlights include the gloss black trim surrounding the windows, black sports tailpipes, LED Matrix Design headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Lighting System Plus, and smoked clear LED taillights.
  • The interior features a host of brushed aluminum trims, Platinum Edition door sills, embossed Porsche logos on the headrests, heated and ventilated 14-way power-adjustable front seats, just to name a few.
  • Opting for the Platinum Edition also adds an Adaptive Air Suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management, Lance Change Assist (blind spot monitoring), and a variable steering rack called Power Steering Plus.
  • Prices for the Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition start at $101,900 for the Panamera, $106,000 for the Panamera 4 Platinum Edition, and $115,200 for the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.
  • Swipe up to know more about the new Panamera Platinum Edition

The Taycan is so popular that Porsche had to release a special edition Panamera in an attempt to boost interest

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The fully-electric Porsche Taycan has been stealing the spotlight from the Panamera lately, outselling its similarly-styled sibling by nearly 3 to 1 so far this year. A new Platinum Edition model aims to bring back the Panamera’s shimmer, but is it enough to convince Taycan buyers?

The Platinum Edition will be available on the base Panamera, Panamera 4, and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The model that is being shown in the press photos is the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which is why it gets lime green accents on the badges and the brake calipers.

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The Platinum Edition will be available on the base Panamera, Panamera 4, and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, and it sets itself apart from the standard Panamera with its satin gloss platinum exterior features.

What truly sets the Platinum Edition apart from the standard Panamera is its satin gloss platinum exterior features. These are seen on the 21-inch wheels, side vents, and every single exterior badging. Buyers can also opt for a more subtle set of 20-inch Panamera Style wheels.

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Other exterior highlights include the gloss black trim surrounding the windows, black sports tailpipes, LED Matrix Design headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Lighting System Plus, smoked clear LED taillights, and the availability of 13 different standard colors. Four optional special colors are available, along with an even more extensive choice of colors from the Custom Color catalog.

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Moving towards the interior, we can see the generous amounts of brushed aluminum trim. This begins with the door sills, which have "Platinum Edition" written on each one. The headrests also feature an embossed Porsche crest logo for more exclusivity.

The Panamera’s onboard electronics are now controlled through the new sixth-generation Porsche Communication Management infotainment system, which means it now finally benefits from wireless Android Auto and SiriusXM 360L. Other interior features include the Bose audio system, soft close doors, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation, heated rear seats, and four-zone climate control.

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Prices for the Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition start at $101,900 for the Panamera, $106,000 for the Panamera 4 Platinum Edition, and $115,200 for the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.

Opting for the Platinum Edition also adds an Adaptive Air Suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management, Lane Change Assist (blind-spot monitoring), and a variable steering rack called Power Steering Plus.

Prices for the Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition start at $101,900 for the Panamera and $106,000 for the Panamera 4 Platinum Edition. As a reminder, both of these models are powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 gasoline engine that produces 325 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. Both models are mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic.

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Swipe up to know more about the new Panamera Platinum Edition

On the other hand, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid starts at $115,200, which is powered by the same engine as the Panamera and Panamera 4, but benefits from the addition of a plug-in hybrid system. The electric motor and 17.9 kWh battery pack enable the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid to have a total system output of 455 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This electrified powertrain is also mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic.

With these upgrades in mind, do you think these upgrades are enough to entice those who would normally opt for the fully-electric Taycan? Would you choose the Panamera Platinum Edition over the Taycan?

Isaac Atienza
Isaac Atienza is a Filipino motoring journalist who joined TopSpeed.com in 2021. He is a car enthusiast who especially thinks that wagons are the best type of vehicle, though sports cars and anything with three pedals also tickles his fancy.  Read full bio
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