We’re not really sure why, but only a few of those who’ve purchased a Cayenne actually know how advanced the car is from the point of view of gadgets. The SUV is more than a toy and those who like to push buttons would surely spend a few days inside just to see what every control does.
Probably the first thing that catches the eye when jumping inside the car is the 7-inch touchscreen that provides instant access to all features of the car but also to vital information regarding its systems. Next to the screen, there are the buttons that give access to the air conditioning controls which, in standard form, are connected to a dual-zone climate function that can be improved as the trim level becomes more expensive.
The car is offered as standard with a pretty decent audio configuration but audiophiles would be really satisfied with the options list because Porsche retails two other advanced solutions. First, there’s the BOSE audio system that comprises 14 loudspeakers (including active subwoofer and centre-fill speaker) plus a 585-Watt 9-channel amplifier. The result is absolutely amazing but that’s not all.
A second option, called Burmester High-End Surround Sound-System takes you in a virtual trip to a digital life, offering 16-channel amplifier with a total output of more than 1,000 Watts, 16 loudspeakers (including active subwoofer with 300-Watt Class D amplifier), a total diaphragm area of more than 2,400 cm2, and a frequency range of 30 Hz to 20 kHz.
In standard form, the audio system offers more than you’d actually need, but it’s worth mentioning that you’ll receive an FM twin-tuner with RDS, 30 memory presets, dynamic autostore and speed-sensitive volume control backed by10 loudspeakers and a total audio output of 100 Watts.
There are multiple options when it comes to audio compatibility, so the car can be equipped with USB, AUX-in port for connecting an MP3 player to stream music through the car’s audio system plus iPhone and iPod connectivity.
All the aforementioned functions are included in what the German manufacturer calls the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system that was specifically designed to provide a friendly interface for a wide array of infotainment technologies.
Last but not least, the car employs all kinds of goodies, such as front and rear parking sensors, rear-view camera, Lane Change Assist, cruise control, Bluetooth, Porsche Entry and Drive (the Germans’ keyless entry system), power sunroof and many other optional features that make the car one of the most advanced pieces of technologies on four wheels.Continue reading