The Panamera Turbo and Panamera Turbo S come equipped with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) as standard (optional for all other Panamera models).
PCM is the central control unit for audio, navigation and communications. It is powerful and multifunctional, yet easy to operate.
The focal point is the intuitive 7-inch high resolution touchscreen. Alternatively, you can also choose to operate the PCM using the conventional button controls. A maximum of five list entries per page ensures clarity of presentation.
Radio functions include up to 42 memory presets and an FM dual tuner frequency diversity with RDS, which continuously scans in the background for the best signal, and a dynamic autostore.
The DVD-audio drive plays CDs and audio DVDs and is MP3 compatible. Audio playback of video DVDs is also supported. A six-disc CD/DVD autochanger integrated in the PCM is available as an option.
The optional universal audio interface (USB) allows you to store and play up to 10,000 MP3 files on the internal hard disk (the Jukebox).*
In the Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera Diesel and Panamera S models, a total output of 235 watts is produced through a combination of 11 loudspeakers. Fitted as standard in the Panamera Turbo models, the BOSE® Surround Sound System enables the playing of audio sources in the Dolby Digital 5.1 format. For an even greater sound experience, PCM can be combined with the optional Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System (not available for the Panamera S Hybrid).
An optional hybrid TV tuner is capable of receiving free-to-air analogue and digital broadcasts.
A navigation module with high-speed hard drive is included with PCM. For route guidance, it is possible to select between a 2D display and a 3D perspective. In some regions, buildings can be shown in 3D, as can the terrain, the latter superimposed with a satellite map image. The remaining journey distance is automatically adapted to the maximum screen size. Splitscreen mode enables you to view two functions at once, such as the current navigation map and list of symbols representing your next driving instructions. The navigation module also offers dynamic route calculation, taking into account official traffic messages (TMC) and additional traffic flow sensors (TMC Pro).**
One key function of PCM in the Panamera S Hybrid is the graphical display of the hybrid drive system showing the flow of energy in the various modes, for example all-electric mode, E-boost, recuperation and coasting. Another display shows you the amount of time, as a proportion of the total driving time, that you have spent driving without the combustion engine.
Do you require navigation assistance, need to make a phone call or simply want to listen to the radio? Then why not just say so? The optional voice control system for PCM is at your command with support for word-by-word input. Voice control allows the cohesive input of destination addresses, phone book entries or radio station names. You can also scroll through lists by voice control.
An electronic logbook is available for PCM as an option. It enables automatic logging for every journey of mileage, route distance, date, time, starting location and destination. The software fulfils all statutory requirements for automatic logbooks as specified by the German revenue authorities.
Available as an option, the GSM telephone module offers convenience and excellent reception. By inserting a SIM card directly into PCM’s integral SIM card reader, calls can be made using either the hands-free facility or the cordless handset. For even more convenience, the Bluetooth® capability of a mobile phone can be used to make calls through the SIM Access Profile (SAP). Once automatic pairing is complete, the mobile phone’s aerial is switched off to conserve battery charge and the phone operates via the car aerial. Depending on the type of mobile phone, this gives access not only to the numbers on the SIM card, but also to the phone’s internal memory. Also, depending on the phone, it can be controlled using PCM, the multifunction steering wheel or the voice control system, without it ever leaving your pocket.
In addition, the telephone module enables you to establish a Bluetooth® link with those mobile phones that only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP). In this case, the GSM connection is always established through the aerial of the mobile phone. PCM acts as a hands-free system and you can leave the mobile phone tucked away.
Stowed in the centre console, the telephone module has a cordless Bluetooth® active handset with display and keypad so that calls can be made and received privately in the presence of other passengers. However, the handset cannot be used for Bluetooth® links established using the Handsfree Profile (HFP).
Using the free AHA app, you can listen to web radio, news feeds, podcasts and audio magazines on the PCM via your SmartPhone. A ‘Point of interest’ search with subsequent selection as a destination is also possible. Online content is received via your Smartphone and operated via the PCM.
* Storage and playing of MP3 files available from 11/2012 at the earliest.
** TMC Pro and cohesive address input available from 11/2012 at the earliest.
*** Available from 11/2012 at the earliest.