It’s difficult to believe that 2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of Porsche’s full-sized luxury coupe, the Panamera. After years of criticism over the car’s design, engine options, and Porsche enthusiasts worrying about the model diluting the Porsche brand, the Panamera is now a mainstay in Porsche’s lineup, with Porsche planning to celebrate the Panamera’s 10th birthday with a special edition model of the 971 Panamera.
Instead of making a hardcore performance package, the 10th anniversary Panamera will feature more comfort and styling options in the form of extra standard features. On the outside, the anniversary edition features all-new 21-inch sport design rims, which come in a satin-gloss white gold metallic finish.
The front end now features LED matrix headlights while both front doors feature a stylized “Panamera 10” decal. Wrapping the luxury interior is soft close doors and a full audio system from Bose.
On the inside, the Panamera features the same “Panamera 10” logo on the passenger side of the dashboard by the glove box and on the interior door sills. The 14-way power-adjustable seats are adorned with the same white gold satin colored stitching, to match the styling cues from the rims, over an all-black interior.
Feature Rich Package
While the styling cues help differentiate the anniversary edition from standard models, the sheer amount of technology Porsche has managed to squeeze into the anniversary edition is what truly sets it apart. Drivers aid features which include Park-Assist with a 360-degree camera, blind-spot warning sensors, and lane-keep assist. Wrapping the luxury interior is soft close doors and a full audio system from Bose
To ensure the anniversary edition performs as well as it looks, Porsche has included its Active Suspension management system (PASM), full air ride suspension and speed-sensitive power steering.
The anniversary package will be made available to the facelift variants of the standard Panamera, the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 and the Panamera E-hybrid as an optional styling and performance package. Buyers who for the Panamera E-hybrid will enjoy the benefits of the optional 7.2-kilowatt charger. Panamera and Panamera 4 buyers will be met with the standard 3.0l v6 engine which delivers 330 horsepower at the wheels.
Pricing starts at $104,650 for the standard Panamera 10th-anniversary edition, with the Panamera 4 starting at $108,850. Predictably the E-hybrid is the most expensive of the trio with a price tag of $118,250. Porsche is currently taking orders for the 10th-anniversary edition, with the first round of deliveries expected to hit American shores in the first quarter of 2020.