2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition Is Coming to America

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. has confirmed that the Cayenne will receive two Platinum Edition models later in 2016. The first is based on the regular model while the second builds on the Cayenne S E-Hybrid.
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Firstly, let’s talk about the pricing. Excluding delivery ($1,500), the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition holds a suggested retail price of $65,600, $6,000 more than the regular Cayenne and six hundred bucks more than the 2016 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition. What about the Platinum Edition of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid? $81,600 or $2,900 more.

The goodies you get if you go for the Platinum Edition include 20-inch RS Spyder wheels, wider wheel arches, Alcantara, eight-way electrically adjusted sports seats, the Porsche crest on the headrests, stainless steel door sills that incorporate illuminated Platinum Edition lettering, things only Porsche owners care about.

On the upside, the Platinum Edition offers plenty of standard equipment. Both models are equipped with the latest generation Porsche Communication Management system, including navigation, Connect Plus module, and a Bose Surround Sound system. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition model prides itself with more for less in the form of auxiliary cabin conditioning, a system which allows the car to be programmed to use the heater or air con to pre-condition the cabin before the driver enters the vehicle.

The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is motivated by a 300 horsepower V6 and drinks as little as 24 mpg highway. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid is more like it, though, boasting a total output of 416 horsepower and 47 MPGe.

Provided that you can refrain from the temptation of buying a so-called Platinum Edition, the effort will be worth it because the next generation of the Porsche Cayenne is just around the corner. Word on the street is the 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 will be phased out in favor of a newly developed 4.0-liter engine with an electric-powered compressor. You can read more about the 2018 Porsche Cayenne in this story.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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