DESIGN

The Platinum Edition Panamera receives a whole host of design upgrades, including a range of platinum styling features, black exhaust tips, 21” Exclusive Design Sport wheels, a tinted panoramic roof, privacy glass on the rear windows, door sill guards the with the Platinum Edition logo, and standard metallic paint. Hinting at its electric power, brake calipers and ‘e-hybrid’ badges are painted in a distinctive acid green. The refined, luxury interior comprises a sportscar-inspired cabin with a heated GT sports steering wheel. Electrically adjustable front seats feature the Porsche Crest embroidered on the headrests, whilst passengers can enjoy heated seats in the rear – which can also be folded down for more storage space.

PERFORMANCE

A 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 engine produces 325hp and, when combined with a 134hp electric motor, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Platinum Edition has a combined output of 459hp and 700Nm of torque. As a result, it can reach 62mph from a standstill in 4.4 seconds and maxes out at 174mph. A bigger 17.9kWh battery means the Panamera can achieve up to 35 miles of range on all electric power alone, and reach speeds up to 87mph. The 4 E-Hybrid Platinum Edition also comes with adaptive air suspension, an 8-speed PDK gearbox, and all-wheel drive with Porsche Traction Management.

TECHNOLOGY

The Platinum Edition Panamera is kitted out with an updated suite of tech, including a Bose Surround System, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and keyless entry and drive. The 4 E-Hybrid model also comes with a useful on-board 7.2kW charger. Typical of Porsche, the instrument cluster comprises two high res displays and a central rev counter with needles in acid green. A wide touchscreen is mounted centrally on the dashboard for infotainment as part of the latest Porsche Communication Management system. The Sport Chrono Package also comes as standard with a switch on the steering wheel for selecting driving modes: E-Power, Hybrid Auto, Sport, and Sport Plus.

SAFETY

The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Platinum Edition comes with LED matrix headlights and exclusive design taillights, as well as a reversing camera, cruise control, Lane Keeping Assist, and Lane Change Assist all as standard. For stopping power to match the instant acceleration of the hybrid powertrain, 6-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers are fitted at the front, with 4-piston equivalents at the rear. No matter the weather, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) improves traction using the antilock braking system with extended brake functions, acting as a safety blanket when pushing the car’s performance limits.