Old Porsches can now get the latest infotainment technology

Old Porsches can now get the latest infotainment technology

Australian owners of classic Porsches can replace AM radio, cassette and CD players with streaming services, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Everyone Porsche 911 in the company’s back catalog – and almost every modern model from the Boxster to the Cayenne – can now be fitted with a factory-supported infotainment upgrade for a price.

A full price list is not publicly available but is being researched drive found the typical upgrade cost to be between $2500 and $3000.

The only models missing the chance for a 2023 update are the original 356 from the 1950s and the limited edition Carrera GT supercar.

Porsche offers the option to replace cassette and CD players – as well as old AM-FM radio receivers – with the Porsche Classic Communications Management System, which also brings a modern visual update.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality with Bluetooth phone connectivity and hands-free calling are also part of the package.

The PCCM system also brings digital radio and satellite navigation, operated via a touchscreen, within a frame that offers a contemporary look and feel.

Since their launch three years ago, the update kits are PCCM and PCCM Plus were available for almost every Porsche built from the 1960s to the early 2000s – but the automaker has now rolled out infotainment systems for all models (save for two rare examples).

In a media release, Porsche announced that its PCCM Plus infotainment system is now available for the 997-generation 911 and 987-generation Boxster/Cayman (built between 2005 and 2008), as well as for the first-generation Cayenne SUV (built from 2003). is until 2008).

With the extended availability of PCCM and PCCM Plus, all Porsche models – except for the 356 from the 1950s and the supercar Carrera GT from the mid-2000s – are now compatible with modern infotainment systems.

While Porsche’s press release did not include Australian pricing for the new systems, the automaker’s Doncaster dealership in Melbourne has made the infotainment kits available to order and has uploaded prices for the range.

For owners of Porsche 911s built between 1964 and 1998, the PCCM system starts at $2583 including sales tax. The 924, 928 and 944 coupés can also be equipped with this infotainment system.

The PCCM Plus system is available on the 1999-2008 Porsche 911, 1996-2008 Boxster and 2003-2008 Cayenne, starting at $2,901.

According to the Porsche Center Doncaster website, the infotainment systems are due to arrive in Australia later this month.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Jordan joined the Drive team in 2022 and has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. A self-proclaimed iRacing addict, Jordan finds himself either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or berating his ZH Fairlane over the weekend.

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