Porsche has announced that its new 2017 Panamera luxury sedan will be equipped with a 12.3-inch touchscreen that supports CarPlay. The next-generation Porsche Communication Management system also features online navigation, Porsche Connect, and a new voice control system that responds to natural language input.
The all-new 2017 Porsche Panamera will arrive at U.S. dealerships in January 2017, with other markets to follow in early 2017. Pricing for the Panamera 4S starts at $99,900, while the Panamera Turbo starts at $146,900. An additional $1,050 fee applies for delivery, processing, and handling.
Other CarPlay-enabled Porsche models include the 2016 911, 2017 718 Boxster, 2017 Macan, 2017 718 Cayman, and 2017 718 Cayman S.
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The Cayman/Boxster is the best value for performance you can get in a Porsche. Especially if you get pre-owned. Personally, I'd never buy new 'cause the idea of eating the first 3 years of depreciation makes me physically ill.
Agreed on CP/AA. It's just a way for automakers to get you to tick that add-on box, imo of course.
There's some great deals on pre-owned Caymans. Low mileage models can be found for high $20's. Decent 911's can be found for mid $40's. Account for maintenance and up keep and you should be smiling.
Obviously no one will buy a $100K+ Porsche for CarPlay (you can get a Honda for that) but it's a good system and luxury car makers are realizing it could be a distinguishing factor once the performance and reliability boxes are checked.