Porsche is offering a new Platinum Edition of the Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S E-Hybrid—the latter a plug-in hybrid with a 10.8 kWh battery pack. In addition to their enhanced appearance—for example, large 20-inch wheels in RS Spyder design housed in wider wheel arches and interior features, the models’ expanded features improve comfort and safety in particular.
For example, standard equipment in the Cayenne Platinum Edition includes Bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Power Steering Plus and ParkAssist in the front and back come also standard. The latter system not only uses an audible beep to indicate the distance to objects or other cars in front of and behind the vehicle; it also graphically depicts the direct surroundings on the central display. The exterior mirrors and rear-view mirror are equipped with an automatic anti-glare feature as standard, while dark-tinted privacy glass (also standard) provides additional privacy for rear passengers.
A non-metallic black and white finish is standard, with Deep Black, Purpurite, Mahogany, Carrera White or Rhodium Silver metallic paints available as an option. The broadened wheel arches also come in the chosen colour scheme. The models' exclusive appearance is rounded out by a high-gloss exterior package.
As an additional high-end standard feature, the Platinum Edition models come with the latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system that includes online navigation, the Connect Plus module and a BOSE Surround Sound system. The dashboard is adorned with an analog clock, and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid also comes with a stationary heating/air conditioning system.
The three-liter V6 engine in the Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition has an output of 193 kW (262 hp) and consumes between 6.8 and 6.6 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (35 to 36 mpg US) in the NEDC, depending on the tires.
The combined output of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is 306 kW (416 hp). Here, the interplay between the three-liter V6 gasoline engine and the electric motor results in total consumption of 3.4–3.3 l/100 km (69 to 71 mpg US).
The Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition sells for €74,352 (US$84,222), while the Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition has a sticker price of €90,298 (US$102,285) (all prices include VAT). The Platinum Edition models can already be ordered; the market launch is scheduled to begin in June. The specifications of the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition may vary in individual markets.