Up for sale is my clean title 2015 Porsche Panamera E-hybrid S with 38,xxx miles VIN: WP0AD2A73FL040533 . This purpose of this page is to provide a ton of information about the history, maintenance, and condition of the car so anyone would feel comfortable purchasing it sight unseen with nothing hidden. I have many pictures, videos, and content below, so please take your time and see if this is the right car for you!
I purchased this car several years ago and have enjoyed it alongside several of my Porsche 911’s. The car is extremely well optioned, and has no issues (no check engine lights, warning lights, everything works, no funny business, no major dings / dents, no mechanical issues, NOTHING) I wanted a car that resembled the feeling I had when I was driving a 911 but could fit 4 full sized adults, and was a little more comfortable on long hauls. I also wanted a car that would get decent gas mileage, as all the other 911’s get around 17mpg (as well as all the other Panamera models). This car does it all! Over my ownership I’ve averaged over 40mpg, (13 miles on full electric, which is awesome for quick trips around town) 400+ HP, adjustable suspension (airbags and PASM), heated/cooled seats, soft close doors, Carplay, and a whole lot more. Maintenance is up to date, Michelins are equipped on the car and oil has freshly changed (see maintenance records below). I’m a Porsche enthusiast and happy to take as many pics and videos to make the next owner comfortable purchasing a car sight unseen, or welcome a test drive. I’ve taken a ton of photos that show the car’s condition here: https://dankinziephotography.smugmug.com/2015-Porsche-Panamera-E-hybrid-S/n-rRH5Pw/ .
I’ve purchased several cars out of state, so would welcome someone flying into the Cincinnati or Dayton airport to have a smooth delivery. I also know what I would want to see if I was buying a car just based off of pictures, videos, and maintenance records. I’m selling the car as it’s being replaced by a Porsche Taycan. I will miss the plush comforts and stylish looks of the Panamera, but I’m excited to try a fully electric toy for the first time.
I took my time in selecting this specific model. I wanted a white exterior and black interior, with some very specific (rare) options. The MSRP was over $111,000, and is what I would consider fully loaded. I wanted something with the heated and cooled seats, the 20″ 911 turbo wheels, parking assistant, bose system, premium package, aux cabin conditioning, soft close doors (very hard to find), backup camera, parking sensors, and Porsche crests in all 4 seats. This car does NOT have lane change assist (which I personally can’t stand) and active cruise control (also a feature I can’t stand). It took some time (and travel) to find this exact model, but eventually found it. If you’re new to Porsche’s, you should familiarize yourself with VinAnalytics.com as it will provide all the options as well as MSRP pricing. There can often times be a 20-40k swing in pricing based on options, so do your homework and compare apples to apples. Not every Panamera (even some model) is the same, so make sure you find one with the options you want. I’ve gotten to the final stage of purchasing a Porsche before only to realize I missed that it didn’t have something I wanted.. like ‘arrive and drive’, where the dummy key is in the car the entire time and you keep your key in the pocket so I had to walk away. You would think this would be in every Porsche, but it’s not, so if you are shopping, please shop carefully.
Upon purchasing the car, I had the car professionally detailed and ceramic coated by EastSide Auto Spa in Cincinnati Ohio in March of 2020. If you’re unfamiliar with ceramic coating, do your homework, but it’s an expensive correction and application process that protects the car’s paint for several years and makes it a breeze to wash and maintain the car’s appearance. I’m happy to take videos to show you what this looks like, but essentially water drips off the paint off the car. It costs several thousands to do, but is worth it’s weight in gold if you love a clean and protected car for years to come. (I have a video of this posted below, hopefully it works, if not I can send you the link)
I also had the roof wrapped in high gloss black wrap to match my panoramic glass roof in my 991. This car be removed if you choose, but I believe makes the car look more modern. The car previously had holes drilled into the front bumper for a front license plate, but plugs have been color matched and inserted to lessen the eye-sore. The plugs are probably due for a touch-up on paint as they are starting to chip a hair (they are rubber and told hold paint that well).
In October of 2020, the car developed a clunk so off to the dealer it went. It received new upper control arms, front sway bar end links, an AC control unit, and alignment. This was at 28,427 miles. All of the work fixed the issues I was having with the clunk, so it has a good bill of health.
Next I wanted to add Carplay to my Panamera, though I didn’t want to ditch the factory PCM system. I really prefer to keep that factory look and features, without having to swap in a Sony or Alpine unit. I did some research and found a company called JoyeAuto which integrates into the factory system, but has it’s own brain to run Apple CarPlay, screen mirroring, and Android Auto. This allows you to use Waze, Carplay, Spotify, etc while not swapping out the headunit to some aftermarket stereo setup. I also added a sunglass replacement to the drivers side ” Oh sH!t” handle, which is a nice addition too.
One thing that I didn’t love about this build but wasn’t a deal breaker for me, was the lack of a heated steering wheel. I drive my truck in the snow, but on cold (dry) mornings I’d prefer to be in the Panamera. I wish it came with a heated steering wheel, so spent a lot of time researching if it could be added, which everyone will tell you it’s impossible, but they just haven’t figured it out yet. I worked with a Porsche engineer group of friends and after a ton of reading and research, was able to determine that with the right parts and coding it MAY be possible. The OEM multi-function steering wheel never did anything visually for me (especially after having much better wheels in my 911s) so I upgraded to a newer HEATED steering wheel from a newer Panamera and airbag. the wheel is about $1000, the airbag is over $1000, and an adaptor is required to make all the buttons work for the older models. From there, I learned that you could CODE the car from a PIWIS (Porsche only $10,000 tool) and a code from Porsche of Germany may potentially be able to enable the ‘heated steering wheel’ function in the brain of the car. This also requires a clock spring from a Panamera that is heated, so another $500 was gambled purchasing a new clock spring. These heated steering wheels basically have a plug that plugs into the clock spring, and if you don’t have a heated clock spring, it plugs into nothing, so nothing can talk to the brain. After jumping through some sketchy hoops paying a Russian hacker for a heated clock code, installing the heated clock spring, and a few hours behind a PIWIS after hours at my Local Porsche dealer (with a long list of favors owed to the master tech that helped me out), we were able to enable the heated steering wheel function, and all multi-function controls WORK!! Pressing a button on the bottom of the steering wheel activates the heated feature, and warms up quite nicely. This is LOVELY in the colder months! The entire swap was several thousand dollars. All buttons / paddles / switches / etc. work as intended. Worth it? Probably not for what I paid…but man…it is awesome.
Old steering wheel :
New Steering wheel and airbag:
Lastly, the car received a Vivid Tune and 15mm spacers/ longer bolts. The engine in this car is actually the same out of an Audi S4 (Supercharged 3.0L V6), so there are several tunes that increase the timing and HP by about 100hp/ 100tq. Is it nice? Yes. Is it destructive? No. Is it worth the $1300? Absolutely not. Does it make the car more enjoyable? Absolutely. Do you get it for free? Yes. Can I turn it back to stock? Yes.
Both can be removed if you prefer, though are worth several thousand of dollars.
The car has been great, but I have zero need for two four door Porsche’s. I’m asking $49,999 for the car as it sits today. I have the charger system which can work on 220 or 110. I have one key, and I do have a loan on the car through USAA (2% is hard to argue with), though it can be paid off at any time with cash.