Porsche Panamera welcomes three Platinum Edition models

Porsche South Africa has introduced three Panamera Platinum Edition models (Base, 4 Platinum, and 4 e-Hybrid) with more standard features to ensure ultimate luxury and sportiness. Perhaps the most desirable of all three is the Panamera 4 e-Hybrid Platinum Edition, which is one of the most fuel-efficient cars on sale in South Africa. The automaker has opened the order books, and all new models will come with a three-year or 100,000km Porsche drive plan.

The new Platinum Edition models come equipped with adaptive air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). Other standard features include exterior mirrors with automatic dimming, LED matrix headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, a panoramic roof system, and Park Assist with reversing camera. In addition, the Hybrid features an onboard AC charger with 7.2kW charging power.

The new models sport platinum-painted 21-inch Exclusive Design Sport wheels, side window trims in high-gloss black, and Exclusive Design taillights to highlight the Panamera's dynamic refinement.

Besides these added features, you can distinguish the 2022 Panamera Platinum Edition through platinum-coated air outlet trims behind the front wheels, the automaker’s emblem, and of course, the model name at the back. The hybrid version gets the 'e-Hybrid' badge on the side.

The interior gets a new look thanks to the GT sports steering wheel with Power Steering Plus, quiet-close doors with Comfort Entry, 14-way electrically adjustable comfort front seats with memory package, a BOSE Surround Sound system, a brushed aluminium interior package in Black, and the "mandatory" Porsche symbol on the headrests.

Under the hood of the base, Panamera Platinum Edition is a 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine, good for 243kW and 450Nm of torque. The power goes to the rear wheels through an eight-speed PDK transmission. Porsche says the luxury car can hit 100 km/h from a standstill in only 5.6 seconds while sipping just 8.8-litre fuel to cover 100 km distance in a combined cycle.

Those looking for a better grip on the road should opt for the Panamera 4 Platinum Edition featuring the same mill as the base model. However, it boasts Porsche's adaptive all-wheel-drive system, offering better traction and stability. It is also quicker to reach 100 km/h (in 5.0 seconds), but the fuel economy rating gets a hit at less than 10 litres per 100km in a combined cycle.

The best in the lot is the Panamera 4 e-Hybrid, featuring the same engine and drivetrain as the 4 Platinum plus an electric motor powered by a battery pack. The e-Hybrid create 340kW of power and 700Nm of torque combined, enabling it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.4 seconds.

Porsche says the Hybrid can cover 55 km in electric mode, and you can charge it at home overnight through the automaker's built-in charger. The most impressive thing about the e-Hybrid is its fuel economy of about 2.2 litres per 100km in a combined cycle. With the rising petrol prices, the Panamera Platinum e-Hybrid is probably the best option in the luxury car segment… although if you drive a Porsche Panamera you’re probably not too worried about the petrol price.


Please note the imagery supplied in this blog was taken off www.iol.co.za

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