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Porsche Communication Management (PCM) Panamera

Porsche Panamera - Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
Model shown: Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your control centre for audio, navigation and communication functions. It is powerful and multifunctional, yet intuitive to use. The most important component is the 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with graphical user interface. Alternatively, you can operate PCM using separate rotary pushbutton controls. The radio has an FM twin tuner, while the DVD audio drive plays CDs and audio DVDs and is MP3-compatible. A sixdisc CD/DVD autochanger integrated in PCM is available as an option. The optional universal audio interface (USB) allows you to store and play up to 5,000 MP3 files on the 40-GB internal hard drive.

In conjunction with PCM, a total output of 235 watts is produced through a combination of 11 loudspeakers. In the Panamera Turbo, the BOSE® Surround Sound System is fitted as standard and features 14 loudspeakers delivering a total output of 585 watts. For an even greater sound experience, PCM can be combined with the optional Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System to offer over 1,000 watts produced by 16 direct-drive loudspeakers (not for the Panamera S E-Hybrid).

The TV tuner, available as an option for PCM, receives free-to-air analogue and digital television 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, even buildings can be shown in 3D, as can the terrain, the latter superimposed with a satellite map image. Split-screen mode enables you to view two functions at once, such as the current navigation map and list of symbols that represent your next driving instructions. The navigation module also features dynamic route guidance, which recalculates the route in response to official traffic messages (TMC) and information from traffic flow sensors (TMC Pro).

One key function of PCM in the Panamera S E-Hybrid is the graphical display of the hybrid drive system showing the flow of energy in the various modes, such as all-electric mode, e-boost, recuperation or coasting. Another display – ‘Hybrid Zero Emission’ – shows you the amount of time, as a proportion of the total driving time, that you have spent driving without the combustion engine.

Standard in the Panamera Turbo, optional for the other Panamera models.

Digital radio

This option enables reception of digital radio broadcasts in the DAB, DAB+ and DMB audio formats, offering far superior sound quality.* Automatic changeover between digital and analogue ensures optimum reception of the selected station.

Voice control system

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 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, phonebook entries or radio station names. You can also scroll through lists by voice control.

Electronic logbook

An electronic logbook is available for PCM as an option. It automatically logs the mileage, route distance, date, time, starting location and destination for every journey. The software fulfils all statutory requirements for automatic logbooks as specified by the German revenue authorities.

Online services

With the free-to-download Aha Radio app, you can use your smartphone to stream Internet radio, news feeds, podcasts and audiobooks directly to the PCM. Local information, such as hotel and restaurant listings, can be read aloud automatically thanks to the text-to-speech functionality. Point of Interest searches with subsequent direct selection as your navigation destination are also supported. The online content is received by your smartphone and controlled via the PCM.

Universal audio interface

Enhance your CDR audio system or PCM with an optional connectivity package: for the CDR audio system, an AUX port (e.g. to connect a compatible MP3 player); for PCM, an AUX interface and a USB port for connecting your iPod® or iPhone®. Your iPod®, iPhone®, compatible MP3 player or a USB stick connected to the USB interface can be controlled using PCM. Through the USB port, it is possible to transfer up to 5,000 tracks in MP3 format to the 40-GB internal hard drive of PCM, where they can be accessed for direct playback. Playback of recognised podcast and audiobook formats is supported and cover art is displayed.

* Reception is dependent on local network availability.




Standard specification


Direct fuel injection (DFI)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

VarioCam Plus System

Auto start/stop function


Exhaust system

SPORT button and Sport Chrono

Steering and Power steering Plus

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Adaptive air suspension

PDCC including PTV Plus

Wheels + TPM

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Lighting concept

Braking system

Engineered body design and active bonnet system

Airbags and seat belt system

Anti-theft protection



Steering wheels

Assistance systems

Entry & Drive

Porsche Car Connect (PCC)

Luggage compartment

CDR audio system

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment

Telephone module and mobile phone preparation

BOSE® Surround Sound-System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Environmental protection

Lightweight construction and recycling