Last year in April, Porsche expanded the Cayenne family by rolling out a Platinum Edition available with the V6 turbodiesel engine and the hybrid powertrain. Now, the folks from Stuttgart are giving the hotter Cayenne S a similar treatment with extra standard goodies like eight-way sports seats wrapped in leather borrowed from the beefier GTS. Both gasoline and diesel versions of the high-performance SUV ride on 21-inch Sport Edition wheels featuring a satin finish and can also be visually distinguished by their glossy black accents.
You can have them with black or white standard paints or one of the five optional metallic hues: Rhodium Silver, Mahogany, Jet Black, Purpurite, and Carrara White. Regardless of the one you go for, the wheel arch extensions are going to be finished in the same color as the rest of the body, while tinted rear windows and adaptive bi-xenon headlights will be part of the standard equipment as well.
Once you virtually hop inside the cabin, the Cayenne S will greet you with fancy front door entry guards adorned with the “Platinum Edition” lettering. Porsche will also throw in its PCM infotainment system with online navigation and a Bose surround sound system to sweeten the deal. Heated seats are also among the extensive list of goodies, as are the front and rear parking sensors, automatically dimming rearview mirrors, and an analog clock mounted on the dashboard.
There aren’t any changes underneath the hood, so the Cayenne S Platinum Edition soldiers on with 420 hp (309 kW) and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) generated by its biturbo 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine. It’s the same story with the Cayenne S Diesel Platinum Edition featuring the standard 4.2-liter V8 biturbodiesel with 385 hp (283 kW) and a torquetastic 850 Nm (627 lb-ft).
Orders are already being taken at home in Germany where Porsche is asking €87,442 for the gasoline model and €90,417 should you want the version running on Satan’s fuel. For the sake of comparison, a regular Cayenne S in Deutschland costs €84,229 and €87,442 in gasoline and diesel flavors, respectively.
For those who would rather wait for the all-new Cayenne, expect to see it at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September before going on sale late this year.
Gallery: 2017 Porsche Cayenne S Platinum Edition
Porsche expands Platinum Edition to include two Cayenne S models
Stuttgart. Growth for the Platinum Edition from Porsche: The Platinum Editions of the Cayenne S and Cayenne S Diesel contain high-quality equipment that makes these models particularly appealing. The extended standard equipment includes 21-inch Sport Edition wheels in Platinum with a satin finish, eight-way leather sports seats with Alcantara seat centres from the Cayenne GTS as well as a number of other comfort features. Together with the Cayenne Diesel and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the Platinum Edition now comprises four Cayenne models.
The high quality of the new Platinum Edition models is demonstrated by their refined yet understated exterior. In addition to the standard exterior colours of black and white, five optional metallic paint finishes are also available: Jet Black, Mahogany, Purpurite, Carrara White and Rhodium Silver. The exterior package includes elegant and sporty touches in high-gloss black, tinted privacy glass at the rear and wheel arch extensions in the vehicle colour.
The Platinum Edition stands for sporty functionality. Bi-Xenon main headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Power Steering Plus and front and rear Park-Assist make driving effortless, whether travelling on long-distance journeys or driving around the city. The automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors prevent glare from the traffic behind.
As you enter the vehicle, the “Platinum Edition” lettering is revealed on the front door entry guards of the refined Cayenne S models.
All of the outer headrests bear the Porsche crest and the front seats can be heated. In terms of infotainment, all of the Platinum models are also excellently equipped with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including Online Navigation, the Connect Plus module and the BOSE® Surround Sound System. A further feature typical of this edition is the sporty analogue clock on the dashboard.
The power and consumption values for the new special models remain the same. The 309-kW (420-hp) 3.6-litre six-cylinder bi-turbo engine in the Cayenne S consumes between 9.8 and 9.5 litres of fuel every 100 km, depending on the tyres. The V8 engine with twin turbocharging in the Cayenne S Diesel generates 283 kW (385 hp) and consumes between 8.2 and 8.0 litres of diesel every 100 km, again depending on the tyres. In Germany, the Cayenne S Platinum Edition costs 87,442 euro and the Cayenne S Diesel Platinum Edition costs 90,417 euro (both incl. VAT).