It Costs $24K to Trim a Panamera in Leather

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 1st, 2013

The Hog Ring - Auto Upholstery Community - 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive Leather Interior

Speaking of the Panamera, automotive blog Jalopnik recently played with Porsche’s online vehicle configurator to find out how much it would cost to trim the 2014 Turbo Executive model entirely in leather.

Porsche’s price? A whopping $24,140 on top of the luxury sedan’s already hefty price tag of $162,000.

Jalopnik explains:

The Interior For Leather section of the options list has more choices than any other interior option selection. Some not-outrageous selections include:

  • Porsche crest embossed on all 4 seats: $570
  • Extended Interior Package in Leather (center console, dashboard top, lower door trims): $2,745
  • Sun visors in leather (OK, you touch them a fair bit and they should feel nice for this price): $740

That’s it for the stuff you can rationalize, though. Because some of the following items are either just crazy or crazy and crazy expensive. This is a Porsche, after all. They’re the kind of things that, when you find this car for cheap in 2023, you’ll wonder what kind of moron spent money on this. These options include:

  • Fixed luggage compartment cover in leather: $845
  • Rear view mirror in leather: $675
  • Air vent slats in leather: $2,505
  • Personalized floor mats with leather edging: $645

The most you can spend on all of the leather-related options in the Turbo Exec is $24,140, or roughly the price of a loaded Kia Forte that, I might add, also has leather seats and a stitched dashboard top. [more]

If that price made your jaw drop as far down as mine, you’re clearly not Porsche’s target market.

Rest assure, though, that $162K + $24K for leather is a relative bargain. Custom Panameras – like TopCar Moscow’s limited-edition Panamera Stringray GTR – sell for upwards of $500K.

2 Responses

  1. Eric's Auto Upholstery says:

    I’m glad to see this article. I have so many customers questioning me when they want to convert their car interiors over to leather. It’s not easy explaining that a good hide of leather usually costs about $500.00. Then try and explain how many hides it takes to cover the complete interior is another story. If you want a luxury lesther interior, it can be very expensive. That’s just the material costs, the handcrafting customizing of the interior is another. If you want luxury & good quality, you get what you pay for!

  2. Gtrimming Gjudd says:

    Its hugely expensive there’s no denying that!

    But bear in mind porsche had to pattern and remake all these parts to except leather? then the order is done as a one off?…all adds up?…but $650 for the rear view mirror! ouch

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