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 North America map data,allowing for rapid route calculations with a choice of three alternative routes. When viewing a map, it is possible to select between a 3-D perspective and a 2-D display, enhanced by the addition of altitude profiles. In split-screen mode, you can choose to display not only the current map overview, but also a list of icons that represent dynamic route guidance.
The Bluetooth® hands-free-phone interface is fitted as standard. When connected, PCM acts as a hands-free system, and the mobile phone can remain tucked away. PCM can be used to control the basic function of the phone.
To enable a Bluetooth® connection for those mobile phones that only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP), the standard mobile phone preparation is available. 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 antenna of the mobile phone.
Almost all of the functions of PCM can be controlled via the optional voice control system, which recognizes 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 Dealer.