Porsche models are arguably some of the most factory-customizable vehicles on the market, but that didn’t stop the Germans from introducing a range of new options for the Panamera sedan and the Cayenne and Macan crossovers. The new features are offered via Porsche Exclusive, the division responsible for a wide array of bespoke models ranging from the Boxster to the Cayenne, and the list includes enhancements for both the exterior and the cabin, as well as a new exhaust system.

The biggest news here is the availability of the Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment system for all Panamera models. The feature that debuted in the Panamera Turbo S Exclusive Series, a limited-edition, U.S.-spec sedan built in only 100 units, adds two high-resolution 10.1-inch color touchscreen displays in the front-seat backrests. An integrated DVD player, two USB ports, an SD card slot and an HDMI port provide connection to a wide range of devices, while an integrated camera allows video telephony. The entertainment system also features internet connectivity and mobile access. The system will retail from €3,082.10 (around $3,234 as of 03/13/2015) in Germany.

Continue reading to learn more about Porsche’s new options.

New Exhaust and Alloy Wheels

Porsche Offers New Options For Cayenne, Macan And Panamera Exterior
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For the Macan, Porsche Exclusive offers a new optional sports exhaust system that delivers a more aggressive note thanks to a modified rear silencer. Available in black or silver, the new exhaust features chrome exhaust tips and it is activated using a separate button on the center console. One push is all it takes for the crossover to roar like a sports car under throttle. The bad news is the new exhaust is exclusive to the Macan S Diesel. Pricing is set at €2,403.80 (about $2,523).

The Cayenne on the other hand, gets a couple exterior goodies designed to enhance its sporty looks. Porsche Exclusive offers new Sport Classic design, five-spoke, alloy wheels finished in either GT Silver Metallic, Platinum or high-gloss black. The rims measure 21 inches and are complemented by a set of bespoke wheel-arch extenders painted in either the same color as the wheels or the exterior color of the car. Pricing for this package is not yet available, but expect a sticker of around €2,000 (about $2,100).

Why it matters

Porsche Offers New Options For Cayenne, Macan And Panamera Exterior
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Granted, the Panamera, Macan and Cayenne received some new cool features with this Porsche Exclusive update, but it’s a bit disappointing that only the Macan S Diesel gets the throatier exhaust. At least the Germans were wise enough to offer the Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment system as an option across the Panamera range. The fact that it doesn’t come standard on the range-topping Turbo and Turbo S models helps the uber-expensive Exclusive Series retains its special status, though I have a feeling that may change pretty soon.

Porsche Cayenne

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Porsche Macan

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Press Release

Porsche Exclusive has introduced several new customisation options for the Cayenne, Macan and Panamera models: an elaborate Rear Seat Entertainment system for all four-door sports cars, a sports exhaust system for the Macan S Diesel as well as the Sport Classic wheel including wheel arch extenders for the Cayenne. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system now comes as standard in the Panamera S, Panamera 4S and Panamera GTS models.

Porsche Offers New Options For Cayenne, Macan And Panamera Exterior
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The Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment system saw its world premiere in the luxuriously equipped Panamera Turbo S Exclusive Series, a series limited to just 100 units. Now this is system, which was fitted as standard in this limited edition, is available for all Panamera models as well as all Cayenne and Macan models. The main components of the new Rear Seat Entertainment system are two high-resolution 10.1-inch colour touchscreen displays with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels integrated in the front seat backrests.

It has an extensive range of equipment, including an integrated DVD player, two USB ports, an SD card slot and an HDMI port to allow connection of an external video game console, for example. Both of the displays also boast a camera to permit video telephony. The system supports several audio and video formats. The WiFi Crosslink Streaming function allows videos to be displayed on both screens via a direct WiFi connection. The sound is delivered via Bluetooth using the two wireless headphones, included as standard. The Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment package is also available as a Plus version which offers an internal 32 GB Flash drive for saving multimedia files.

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An Internet browser allows mobile Internet access and a special app lets you send and receive emails on the road. Additional apps, such as games or video telephony apps, can be downloaded from an online store. The Internet connection can either be established using the optional wireless Internet connection or using the customer’s own smartphone or tablet as a WiFi hotspot. A smartphone or tablet is also used, with the corresponding app, as a remote control for the Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment system. In Germany it costs 3,082.10 Euro including VAT, the Plus version costs 3,439.10 Euro.

The new optional sports exhaust system for the Macan S Diesel delivers an even more resonant sound, and thus an even more emotional driving experience, thanks to a modified rear silencer. The system comes with gleaming chrome exhaust tips and is available in black or silver. The sports exhaust system is activated using a separate button in the instrument cluster on the centre console. The price in Germany is 2,403.80 Euro including VAT.

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The Cayenne’s new Sport Classic design five-spoke alloy wheels including wheel arch extenders are a distinctive highlight. The wheel dimensions are 10 J x 21 ET 50 (front and rear axle) with 295/35 ZR 21 tyres. The following versions will be available from the end of May (calendar week 22/2015): painted in GT silver metallic, in Platinum (silk gloss) and in black (high-gloss), and from early November (calendar week 45/2015) they will also be available painted in the exterior colour of the car.

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