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You can now retrofit your older Porsche with an official CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible head unit

You can now retrofit your older Porsche with an official CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible head unit

Porsche has just announced that it will be offering its Porsche Classic Communication Plus (PCCM Plus) system for older models.

Models that support the PCCM Plus system include the Type 997 911 from 2005 to 2008, the Type 987 Boxster and Cayman from 2005 to 2008, and the first-generation Cayenne from 2003 to 2008.

More importantly, these retrofit systems will enable drivers to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in their older Porsches.

While aftermarket solutions already exist for these models, the benefit of the PCCM Plus is that it looks and works like original equipment from the Porsche factory.

The PCCM Plus for Type 997 911s and Type 987 Boxsters and Caymans. (Image source: Porsche)

According to Porsche, the look and feel are based on other components in the car such as the climate control panel and other push buttons. Consequently, the PCCM Plus integrates seamlessly into the dashboard. Crucially, the navigation displays in the instrument cluster continue to work.

The PCCM Plus system features a 7-inch touchscreen display. The European version will support DAB+ digital radio, while units sold in the US and Canada will support SiriusXM satellite radio.

This upgrade comes at a good time because older Porsches – particularly the Type 997 911 – are slowly but surely appreciating in the used market.

This isn’t the first time Porsche is offering a retrofit head unit for its older cars. Back in 2020, it offered a similar system called the Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM only, no “Plus”) for vintage models made between the 60s and 90s.

 

Availability and pricing

The PCCM Plus is available now and prices start at €1,520.37 (S$2,185). They can be ordered at Porsche Centres.

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