Porsche offers Platinum Edition Cayenne models


Now that the Porsche Cayenne's "little" sibling, the Macan, is nibbling at the Cayenne's heels in both size and price, you know that a new (probably larger) Cayenne is right around the corner. So, a special-edition model is in order. The Cayenne's recent update should hold the "big" Porsche ute until the next model change but the Platinum Edition specials could be seen as a gift to "base" Cayenne buyers. The Platinum Edition Cayenne can be had with either the base 3.6-liter V6 engine (300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque) for $63,300 (plus taxes, license, fees, options, and $995 destination) or with the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel (240 hp and 406 lb-ft. of torque) for $66,900 (+). While this may not sound like a deal, the Platinum Edition models combine most of the popular options into one model at a price that is lower than if you were to spec the car that way yourself. Plus it can be ordered in the unique Carrara White Metallic paint finish. Other paint considerations are non-metallic Black or White and optional Meteor Grey Metallic, Basalt Black Metallic, or Mahogany Metallic all with special exterior detail accents in Platinum Silver Metallic. Yes there are still options. Like a full-leather interior over the partial leather Platinum Edition base fitment. The Black Luxor Beige two-tone interior is quite attractive (click on pic for a closer look) and is exclusive to the Platinum Series cars (trucks?). Other standard equipment includes the eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, Power Steering Plus, Park Assist front and rear, the Convenience Package and Bose® Audio Package. The standard Convenience Package includes the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen navigation, BiXenon™ headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Driver Memory Package seats, a moonroof, heated front seats, and more. The Bose® Surround Sound System includes 14 loudspeakers with 585 watts, Sirius XM® radio, and a 6-disc changer. Yes, a lot of bang for your buck. The only problems I see are the standard alloy wheels that seem a little small. This looks like an opportunity if you are in the market for an entry-level Cayenne (both still hit 60 mph in just over 7 seconds). More info after the jump. Check with your local Porsche provider for dates of availability.

Source: Porsche - Press release after the "read more" jump.



Press Release:
The 2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition


Porsche is offering a special edition Cayenne series called the Platinum Edition. Based on the Cayenne and Cayenne Diesel models, the Platinum Editions offer many of the most-requested options as standard. Externally, the special status of these models is demonstrated by the exterior detail accents in Platinum Silver Metallic, with an exclusive two-tone standard interior in Black Luxor Beige. The two new Platinum Edition models are on sale now and will be available in the U.S. starting January 2014.

The Platinum Edition models offer enhanced standard equipment, including the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, Power Steering Plus, Park Assist front and rear, the Convenience Package and Bose® Audio Package. The Convenience Package includes the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system that features a high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen navigation, BiXenon™ headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Driver Memory Package seats, a moonroof, heated front seats and Auto Dimming Mirrors. The Bose® Surround Sound System includes 14 loudspeakers with a total output power of 585 watts, Sirius XM® radio and a 6-disc changer.

Accents painted in Platinum Silver Metallic include the center and side air intake grills, the side window trim, the rear lip spoiler and the lower tailgate trim. The standard colors include monotone paint finishes in Black and White, while Meteor Grey Metallic, Basalt Black Metallic and Mahogany Metallic are available as additional extra cost color options. Available exclusively for this Cayenne edition is the Carrara White Metallic paint finish. The Platinum Edition exterior is completed with 19 inch Cayenne Design II wheels with colored crest.

The Black Luxor Beige two-tone interior combination is also reserved for these special edition models. Partial leather interior is standard, while a full leather interior is available as an option. The SportDesign steering wheel with paddle shifters, embossed headrests and floor mats with Luxor Beige edging plus front door entry guards with the "Platinum Edition" script put the finishing touches on the interior.

The 3.6-liter V6 engine in the Cayenne Platinum Edition delivers 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and sprints from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition has a base MSRP price $63,300. The Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine with 240 hp and reaches 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition has a base MSRP price of $66,900. Prices do not include a $995 destination charge.

About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 189 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand̢۪s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency.

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