Porsche Communication Management is the central information and communications system and comes as standard. It is both multifunctional and surprisingly easy to operate.
The main feature is the 6.5-inch touchscreen for intuitive control. You will find the display very clearly presented and a maximum of five list entries per page enable you to operate the unit quickly and safely. Alternatively, you can choose to operate the PCM using the rotary pushbutton on the right.
Radio functions include up to 42 memory presets and an FM dual tuner with RDS, which continuously scans in the background for the best signal. The integrated single CD/DVD drive supports MP3 formatted music files.
The optional GPS navigation system has a hard drive containing map data for most European countries, allowing for rapid route calculations with a choice of three alternative routes. When viewing a map, it is possible to select between a 3D perspective and a 2D display, enhanced by the addition of altitude profiles. In splitscreen mode, you can choose to display not only the current map overview, but also a list of icons that represent the next driving manoeuvre.
The optional quadband GSM telephone module offers convenience and excellent reception. By inserting a SIM card directly into the PCM’s integral SIM card reader, calls can be made using the hands-free facility. For even more convenience, the Bluetooth® capability of a mobile phone can be used to make calls via 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 mobile phone model, this gives access not only to the numbers on the SIM card, but also to the phone’s internal memory. Depending on the phone, it can also be controlled using PCM, the optional multifunction steering wheel or the optional voice control system, without it ever leaving your pocket.
In conjunction with the optional navigation module, the telephone module also 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.
On request, a cordless handset for the telephone module is also available. However, the handset cannot be used for Bluetooth® links established using the Handsfree Profile (HFP).
To enable a Bluetooth® connection for those mobile phones that only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP), an optional mobile phone preparation is available (with or without a bracket).* With HFP, PCM acts merely as a hands-free system and the mobile phone can remain tucked away. Only the basic phone functions can be operated using PCM. The GSM connection is established through the aerial of the mobile phone.***
Almost all of the functions of PCM can be controlled via the optional voice control system, which recognises commands or number sequences, irrespective of the speaker, and there is no need to ‘train’ the system.
Also available as an option is the universal audio interface. This enables you to connect your iPod®, a USB stick/MP3 player or any other compatible audio source of your choice. The iPod® or USB stick can be operated conveniently and safely via PCM.
The Sound Package Plus is fitted as standard. A separate amplifier with a total rated output of 235 watts and nine loudspeakers create the perfect interior sound experience.
* For information on compatible mobile phones, please visit www.porsche.com or contact your Porsche Centre.
** Telephone module in HFP mode (only in conjunction with optional navigation module): The use of a mobile phone inside a car may cause an increase in the interior electromagnetic field strength and, accordingly, in the electromagnetic radiation to which passengers are exposed. The use of the telephone module for PCM via Bluetooth® SAP connection or with inserted SIM card prevents exposure to electromagnetic radiation as only the car‘s external aerial is ever used.
*** Mobile phone preparation: The use of a mobile phone inside a car may cause an increase in the interior electromagnetic field strength and, accordingly, in the electromagnetic radiation to which passengers are exposed. If a cradle is used to mount the mobile phone, the field strength in the passenger compartment can be reduced because the phone can be connected up to the external aerial (feature depends on how specific mobile phones connect to the cradle). For information about the availability of a cradle for your mobile phone, please contact your Porsche Centre. The use of the telephone module for PCM via Bluetooth® SAP connection or with inserted SIM card prevents exposure to electromagnetic radiation as only the car‘s external aerial is ever used.