Upon its launch at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2009, the Porsche Panamera drew a lot of criticism from Porsche aficionados and critics alike for its quirky design. After all, Porsche was not the brand to be seen making five-door executive-level saloons.
Ten years and 250,000 units down the line, Porsche still hasn’t listened to doubters. The 2020 Porsche Panamera 10 Year Edition might not be as instantly attractive as the 911 50th Anniversary package, but like the car itself, it will grow on you.
10 years and 250,000 sales later, the Porsche Panamera has proved to be successful despite its oddball looks.
The special edition Panamera wears a new appearance package. 21-inch white gold rims are available on Panamera, Panamera 4, and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid trims. The theme continues inside with stitched interior accents finished in white gold. Black leather upholstery throughout the cabin is contrasted nicely by the same colour as the rims. There are decorative kickplates and logo pieces inside to mark the occasion.
Porsche has included adaptive suspension as standard equipment on the anniversary editions, while hybrid trims of those get the available uprated 7.2-kWh onboard charger. Standard safety functions include surround-view camera system, park assist, LED headlights, lane-change assist, and active lane control. Heated 14-way adjustable power seats, soft-close doors, and an upgraded audio system are also part of the feature list.
Commemorative badging peppered across the cabin speaks of the car's illustrious decade on sale.
There are no mechanical changes to the celebratory Panamera units. The base and Panamera 4 trims use a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 making 330hp while the 4 E-Hybrid trim gets a 2.9-litre V6 with an electric motor, together generating 457hp.
Expect the Porsche Panamera 10 Year Editions to go on sale worldwide early 2020. All told, the special-edition executive saloons will cost roughly $3,000 more than their standard counterparts with similar levels of equipment.