Porsche Panamera is Bloomberg’s 2009 Car of the Year

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2009

Bloomberg News has named the 2010 Porsche Panamera as its Car of the Year for 2009. In Bloomberg's first-ever Car of the Year selections, there are seven categories.

Cars are evaluated and the deserving ones get the awards for Car of the Year, Green Car, Economy, Family, All-Around SUV, Sports Car and Executive Sedan.

Jason H. Harper, Bloomberg's weekly auto columnist, evaluated the contenders. Each year, Harper drives and tests hundreds of luxury, sports and alternative-fuel autos. Factors used to evaluate the cars include overall performance, intelligent design and smart style, desirability and build quality.

Models that qualify are those that must have been new or significantly revised for model year 2010, and be on sale by the first quarter of 2010.

Harper describes the Porsche Panamera to have "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."

He also said that the Panamera is "fast and fun" and is a car that has "real appeal." In October, Porsche's first four-door car and the company's fourth model line went on sale. It joins the mid-engine Boxster and Cayman, the Cayenne SUV and the iconic 911 Carrera.

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