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2013 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

Porsche is no stranger to releasing special edition models and if there’s a possibility that public interest will dictate strong demand, the automaker has no problem giving the people what they want.

Recently, Porsche unveiled its latest special edition work for the Cayenne SUV . It’s called the Cayenne Platinum Edition and it was designed to combine style and exclusivity, two hallmarks of German engineering.

As is always the case with a special-edition model, the Cayenne Platinum Edition will come dressed with a variety of color options, including a choice of models like a Platinum Silver Metallic finish to go with a Black, White, Meteor Grey Metallic, Basalt Black Metallic, Mahogany Metallic and Carrara White Metallic colors, all of which are available upon request.

Bi-xenon headlights, a fancy privacy glass, and a set of 19-inch Cayenne Design II wheels are also part of the exterior program.

Meanwhile, the interior also received a fancy set of upgrades, highlighted by a two-tone interior trim that has partial leather seats, a SportDesign steering wheel and a Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with GPS navigation. Anti-dazzle interior mirrors, special floor mats and "Platinum Edition" sill plates, are also part of the interior digs, giving this Cayenne Platinum Edition the workings of an certifiably exclusive SUV.

The Cayenne Platinum Edition is powered by a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that develops 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, in addition to a 3.0-liter, V-6 diesel that hits 254 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. The model retails for €66,379 for the Cayenne Platinum Edition and €67,212 for the Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition, which is about $90,300 and $91,500 based on current exchange rates.

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Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

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Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

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Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

"Platinum Edition" Logo Detail

Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

2013 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

The current-generation Porsche Cayenne made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show with the model receiving a host of exterior and interior upgrades to go with its first hybrid powertrain variant.

The base version is powered by a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine with an output of 300 horsepower, while the S version gets a 4.8 liter, V-8 with an output of 400 horsepower. For those customers that want more from their SUV, Porsche also offers a Turbo version that gets the same V-8 engine from the S version, but with the power increased to 500 horsepower.

The hybrid version combines a 333-horsepower, combustion engine with a 47-horsepower electric motor. This version can be driven in all-electric form at speeds up to 40 mph.

In the U.S. market, prices for the Cayenne start at $49,600.




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