If there's one automaker that certainly doesn't skimp on the special edition models, it's Porsche, and here at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, we're getting our first look at yet another unique take on one of the company's most popular models. It's called the Cayenne Platinum Edition, and while many special models build off of higher-trim vehicles, this one adds a bit of flair to the most basic version of the luxury SUV.

The Platinum Edition is available on Cayennes with the base 3.6-liter V6 or the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6. Platinum models are set apart from other models with the addition of silver exterior accents on the grilles, window trim and rear spoiler, as well as the two-tone, black-and-beige interior scheme. It also comes standard with the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, Power Steering Plus, Park Assist, the Convenience Package and Bose audio.

The cost of entry? $63,000 for the naturally aspirated Cayenne or $66,900 for the diesel. That's a full $13,000 more than the base model, but Porsche says it's actually a bargain as opposed to selecting all of those options individually. Have a look below for Porsche's official release.
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The 2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

Porsche launches special edition

Atlanta. Porsche is offering a special edition Cayenne series called the Platinum Edition. Based on the Cayenne and Cayenne Diesel models, the Platinum Editions offer many of the most-requested options as standard. Externally, the special status of these models is demonstrated by the exterior detail accents in Platinum Silver Metallic, with an exclusive two-tone standard interior in Black Luxor Beige. The two new Platinum Edition models are on sale now and will be available in the U.S. starting January 2014.

The Platinum Edition models offer enhanced standard equipment, including the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, Power Steering Plus, Park Assist front and rear, the Convenience Package and Bose® Audio Package. The Convenience Package includes the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system that features a high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen navigation, BiXenon™ headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Driver Memory Package seats, a moonroof, heated front seats and Auto Dimming Mirrors. The Bose® Surround Sound System includes 14 loudspeakers with a total output power of 585 watts, Sirius XM® radio and a 6-disc changer.

Accents painted in Platinum Silver Metallic include the center and side air intake grills, the side window trim, the rear lip spoiler and the lower tailgate trim. The standard colors include monotone paint finishes in Black and White, while Meteor Grey Metallic, Basalt Black Metallic and Mahogany Metallic are available as additional extra cost color options. Available exclusively for this Cayenne edition is the Carrara White Metallic paint finish. The Platinum Edition exterior is completed with 19 inch Cayenne Design II wheels with colored crest.

The Black Luxor Beige two-tone interior combination is also reserved for these special edition models. Partial leather interior is standard, while a full leather interior is available as an option. The SportDesign steering wheel with paddle shifters, embossed headrests and floor mats with Luxor Beige edging plus front door entry guards with the "Platinum Edition" script put the finishing touches on the interior.

The 3.6-liter V6 engine in the Cayenne Platinum Edition delivers 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and sprints from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition has a base MSRP price $63,300. The Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine with 240 hp and reaches 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition has a base MSRP price of $66,900. Prices do not include a $995 destination charge.

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      • 11 Months Ago
      Silver exterior with black and beige interior?! What a horrible color combo.
        • 11 Months Ago
        That's not beige. It looks fantastic instead of a boring black.
          • 11 Months Ago
          Beige. Tan. Brown. Call it what you want. It doesn't work with the silver exterior
      • 11 Months Ago
      I prefer the "Save $20,000 Edition", i.e. the Touareg.
      • 11 Months Ago
      $13,000 could also buy you something of actual quality, like a clean porsche 928.
        • 11 Months Ago
        928? Actual quality? Wow, you are on drugs. You really believe it will actually be better? loooooool. It's 30 years old! And the maintenance on that sucker will bleed you dry.
      • 11 Months Ago
      Wow, a Platinum Edition to really show off you bought the WRONG Porsche.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 11 Months Ago
      It actually legitimately is a pretty good deal.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 11 Months Ago
      I think they are having a corny headline contest today.
      • 11 Months Ago
      Did you open up your eyes and see the sign?
      • 11 Months Ago
      All jokes aside, they are right about the savings with this bundle. The same car would cost almost $78,000 in the regular model with the same options checked. I have been looking at a diesel for my fiancé and this is definitely on the list. But we are going to just pick up a used one when they come off of lease and try to save $15,000 in late 2015 or early 2016.
      • 6 Months Ago
      Have owned one for 2 months (diesel) after enjoying a friend's new diesel Toureg, which peaked my interest in getting first diesel (primarily for range). Test-drove virtually every oil-burner out there (Audi, VW, Merc, BMW -- not Jeep GC, just couldn't...) with no intention of owning a Porsche, ever. And, am really below-the-radar, Honda or VW guy -- so, still getting used to folks asking about the car -- like, everywhere I go -- 'let anyone (just about) who asks about it drive it, and, to a person, they immediately love it. BMW felt over-engineered. I didn't feel old enough for Merc. VW/Audi were nice, but... So, apparently, Porsche got lead on the SUV project several years ago, sending it over to Audi and VW for modification to their respective niche markets. And, I learned that Porsche makes ~150K cars/year -- for the entire world -- all in Germany (Cayenne and Panamera at sweet new plant in Leipzig) -- finishing all by hand. Compare to a couple million/year for BMW (all SUVs in USA/SC) and Merc (SUVs in USA/AL), several million/year for VW, Honda, 10mil/year for Toyota... Something about the small number, small dealership, completely nuts dealership staff (all into racing of all kinds) and car porn showroom that really works. Call me shallow. Here are some numbers: For about $13K more than their comparably equipped VW, the Cayenne really is quite a nice value. The differences between the two marques are fairly drastic -- the Porsche being remarkably more refined, different tuning on the engine, better (actually usable) handsfree phone, spectacular cabin finish/tailoring (everbody loves the redundant "oh-****" handles)… One could not spend $20K (or, any amount, for that matter) on an Executive Toureg (retails @ $62K) and begin to come close to the obvious and more subtle qualities of the Cayenne. And, dunno what it is, but, I get better mileage (30-34 hwy, usually 27 mixed, never worse than 23, even in "sport" churning round town) than friends who have the same engine in their new Toureg and Q5. If I were to add one thing to this car (truck? it weighs nearly 5K lbs and tows 7700lbs) it might be an adjustable air suspension for increased ride comfort, as needed, though, knowing there will be one less $5K service bill at @ 50K miles, consideration of said option gives pause… In sum, it's hard to imagine a better combination of mass, handling, off-road capabilities, creature comforts, clean/understated styling, mileage/range, power, than diesel Cayenne. Motor vehicles are emotional beasts. No car is going to be all things to all people, but, putting nearly 50K miles/year on a car (600+ hours/year), with significant unimproved/dirt road travel, you gotta wanna get in your car and enjoy being there… for me, this is the one-car solution that can deftly handle life at the ranch, Home Depot, or an evening downtown. Thanks for reading. And, remember, life is short: Find your car, enjoy it; find another, enjoy it...
      • 11 Months Ago
      What precious metal will come after platinum? Soon that won't be swanky enough.
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