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Bloomberg Names The New Porsche Panamera Its 2009 Car of the Year

December 10, 2009 by  
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ATLANTA, Dec. 10, 2009. Bloomberg News today announced the 2010 Porsche Panamera as its Car of the Year for 2009. This is Bloomberg’s first-ever Car of the Year selections, with seven categories in all, including Car of the Year, Green Car, Economy, Family, All-Around SUV, Sports Car and Executive Sedan. All eligible contenders were evaluated by Bloomberg’s weekly auto columnist, Jason H. Harper, who drives and tests hundreds of luxury, sports and alternative-fuel autos each year. The selectees were evaluated in terms of overall performance, intelligent design and smart style, desirability and build quality. To qualify, models must have been new or significantly revised for model year 2010, and be on sale by the first quarter of 2010.


“The Porsche Panamera has broken the sports-sedan category wide open, producing a truly desirable auto that combines the best elements of a sports car and comfortable four-door,” Harper said. “Fast and fun, the Panamera is a car with real appeal.” Porsche’s first four-door car and the companys fourth model line went on sale in October, joining the companys successful stable of performance thoroughbreds: the mid-engine Boxster and Cayman, the Cayenne SUV and the iconic 911 Carrera. The Bloomberg recognition comes on the heals of the Panamera receiving an Edmunds Inside Line Editors. Most Wanted 2010 trophy at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.