So of course it gets a swanky looking special edition.
Porsche dropped its four-door car on the market in 2009. The Panamera arrived to mixed reviews with many wishing for more engagement for the driver. We also scratched our heads at Porsche's PR telling us the four-seater had 'four front seats,' but loved the smooth lounge-like experience of riding in the back and the peach of a V8 that Porsche slipped under the hood when driving. Ten years later, and the Panamera has remained a luxury 4-door sedan, but its dynamic abilities have been improved dramatically.
Essentially, the Panamera 10 Years Edition doesn't bring a lot to the party although it looks pretty. There are 21-inch Sport Design wheels finished in satin-gloss White Gold Metalic, "Panamera 10" logos on the front doors and sills, then more logos through the interior along with white gold stitching. On top of that comes a list of features that would be otherwise optional. These include heated 14-way power front seats, soft-close doors, a Bose audio system, panoramic roof, privacy glass, and a collection of driver-assist features such as LED matrix headlights, Lane Change Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Park Assist.
Before delivery charges, the Panamera 10 Year Edition and Panamera 4 10 Year Edition will clock in at $103,300 and $107,500 respectively. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid10 Year Edition also includes the usually optional 7.2-kilowatt on-board charger instead of the standard 3.6-kW unit and comes in at $116,900. Porsche expects all three models to begin arriving in US dealerships in the first quarter of 2020.
It seems like a tepid anniversary edition for what has been a landmark car for Porsche. We're also expecting a refresh as spy shots have shown Porsche is on the case testing the Panamera. We don't expect much in the style department there, but Porsche will certainly want to keep the drivetrains competitive.