Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition in Beverly Hills

Porsche Platinum Edition Cayenne

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.

 Beverly Hills Porsche is the largest volume dealer in the Western United States and is centrally located to all of Los Angeles.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

The New 2014 Porsche Macan Comes to Beverly Hills Porsche!

Beverly Hills Porsche is celebrating two world premieres and three North American debuts at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in a few short days. The much anticipated Porsche Macan compact SUV, our fifth model line, will be unveiled to an international audience at the L.A. Convention Center in Petree Hall during the Porsche press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11:35 a.m. PST.

Further world debuts include the 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet models. These top-of-the-line, open air 911 sports cars accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 and 3.1 seconds respectively, reaching a top track speed of up to 195 mph.

Additionally, the Porsche 918 Spyder will be shown for the first time at an auto show in North America. This plug-in hybrid super sports car carries the traditional Porsche DNA into a ground-breaking sports car concept. Designed from the start to be a high-performance hybrid, the 918 Spyder offers an unprecedented combination of performance by combining the 887-hp output of a super sports car and the virtually silent propulsion of an electric vehicle. The 918 Spyder is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.8 seconds and offers extraordinary low fuel consumption.

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive models will also be on display shortly after their world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show the same day. The Turbo S models are the fastest, most powerful and most luxurious models in the Panamera range, offering power output of 570 hp and a top track speed of 192 mph, plus a particularly extensive range of technology and luxury features. For the first time ever, an Executive version of the Panamera Turbo S is available with a wheelbase that is extended by 5.9 inches.

The Los Angeles area is not only home to one of the most important auto shows of the year, it is also Porsche’s most important market with 17 percent of all cars sold in the U.S. Given the Los Angeles area’s proximity to such a large number of Porsche customers, the company is currently building a first of its kind experience center in the area. At the end of next year, the new Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles will offer a world class test track and handling course, including special surfaces which replicate inclement weather conditions where customers and auto enthusiasts can hone their driving skills and try out the latest Porsche models. The experience center, located in Carson, California, will also be the new home of Porsche Motorsport North America, currently located in Santa Ana, California.

Beverly Hills Porsche is the largest volume dealer in the Western United States and is centrally located to all of Los Angeles.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Peking to Paris in a Vintage Porsche

Stanley Gold's Peking to Paris Porsche Rally Car

Stanley Gold calls it “the adventure of a lifetime” – this summer he drove a car from Beijing to Paris, 7,610 miles through eight countries in a race that has only been held five times since 1907. On September 26th the Los Angeles World Affairs Council will hold a dinner at the Petersen Automotive Museum to hear Stanley’s story of the fabled “Peking to Paris Rally” and watch a video of the 100 classic and vintage cars in this year’s rally making their way across deserts, steppes and snow-covered mountain passes. At the dinner guests can tour the Petersen’s extensive car collection, which will include – for one night - Stanley’s 48-year old Porsche 911 that made the journey, more or less in one piece. Executive Director of the Petersen Terry Karges will give a brief talk about the museum's sensational renovation plans.

The first “Peking to Paris Rally" in 1907 was won by an Italian Prince, Scipione Borghese, who took tea with the Emperor in Beijing before he left, and stopped off in St Petersburg for a social call on the Tsar on his way through. With no emperors or tsars left on their thrones, Stanley shared Oreos and canned tuna with Mongolian nomads in a smoky yurt and drank Moscow Mules with Russian office workers on his 33-day odyssey. His front suspension broke while driving off-road in Mongolia, which required airlifting in spare parts from Europe. When he crossed into Russia from Mongolia the female border guard audibly called him “Crazy.” In Kiev, Ukraine, he had lunch at the second-largest grossing McDonald’s in the world. In Switzerland he had to negotiate falling snow on steep mountain roads. And he didn’t get a single ticket for his white Porsche 911 along the whole journey.

As it happens, the iconic Porsche 911 has its 50th anniversary this year. The Petersen will put some other Porsches on display, including one of the first 911s ever built (it was called a 901 back then). Beverly Hills Porsche will show a liveried version of Porsche’s newly-designed 50-year anniversary edition of the 911, just now coming off the assembly line in Stuttgart.

The dinner menu, personally designed by Patina's Master Chef Joachim Splichal, will mirror the route of the rally, with food inspired by Chinese, Russian and French cuisine. Stanley, a former Disney board member and past chairman of the board of trustees at USC, runs Shamrock Holdings, is on the board of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, and is a keen collector of Porsches. Very keen. He next plans to race from Singapore to Rangoon through South East Asian rainforests.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 24
Cancellations must be made 48 hours before the start of the program in order to receive a refund.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2014 Porsche Cayman Launch Party in Beverly Hills

Everyone knows the best parties are in Beverly Hills! 

Beverly Hills Porsche decided to kick off the summer early with a "day at the races" style launch event to introduce the all new 2014 Porsche Cayman.

Los Angeles weather always seems to cooperate and this night was no exception!  The guests and cars were HOT, HOT, HOT!

In the main courtyard a pair of Guards Red Caymans sat side by side showing off the evolution of this track inspired, mid-engine master work. Inside five more Cayman and Cayman S coupes were lined up in racing positions ready to welcome customers and prospects.

Rob and Oliver from the Munchie Machine hand fired gourmet s'mores  while on the other side of the plaza Thom served up Hawaiian style shave ice from his Rockin Ice truck.  Fire and Ice!

Christian's #1 Currywurst of Los Angeles grilled up Berlin style curry-wurst and Bavarian brats while Justin's Lobsta Truck toasted up lobster rolls pure east coast style.

Thanks goes to Fabryce of GMG Racing for bringing their Porsche GT3 RS and GT3 Cup race cars. Rich from Porsche Sport Driving School was on hand to show Porsche's commitment to fun and safety through extended driver education, on a racetrack of course.

And a very special thanks to Kitchen 12000 for pulling it all together!

Follow all the fun on Twitter and Instagram @BevHillsPorsche

 Beverly Hills Porsche
8425 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Friday, April 19, 2013

Porsche Sponsors the 2013 Concours d'Elegance at Greystone Mansion Beverly Hills

Hey car lovers! 
The Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance is almost here!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

 10 AM - 4 PM

Beverly Hills Porsche at Greystone Mansion

Pictures of the 2013 Concours are here: Greystone Concours d'Elegance Photos

Beverly Hills Porsche is proud to be a Gold sponsor of this year's show. We will be in the west courtyard celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Porsche 911 Carrera.

This remarkable event is an all marque concours for vintage and classic automobiles manufactured prior to 1975, along with a full field of motorcycles. Beyond a car show, the Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance is an all-day event featuring live music, gourmet food and beverages, high-end vendors, unique lectures, fashion shows and the rare opportunity to tour historic Greystone Mansion, which has served as the backdrop for countless motion picture and television productions.

Admission tickets are all-inclusive, and each provides admission to the Concours and speaker series along with gourmet food, soft and hard beverages, a commemorative program and poster, a fashion show, awards ceremony and access to the vendor marketplace, Estate grounds and Mansion. Each ticket also includes convenient, off-site parking--which this year has expanded shuttle service at no extra charge--as well as two-for-one entrance to the Peterson Automotive Museum.

So that attendees can fully enjoy the venue and event, ticket sales are strictly limited to 3000.

Find out more by visiting www.GreystoneConcours.org

Order your advanced tickets here: Greystone Concours Tickets

 $120 Advance Purchase (Day-of ticket $145)

Viewing of over 150 world class vintage automobiles and motorcycles
Lawry’s Catering: All food and beverages included (see menu online)
Fashion Show sponsored by Concorso Italiano
Access to Greystone Mansion and Estate grounds
Marketplace of automobilia, books, fine art, jewelry, fashions and antiques
Friends of Greystone historic exhibit and gift shop
Commemorative program book and poster
2 for 1 discount to the Petersen Automotive Museum
New and convenient parking and shuttles to Greystone
Ticket includes all service fees and tax
A portion of the proceeds goes to the Friends of Greystone ongoing restoration fund

View the day-of menu and take advantage of celebratory Prix Fixe menus at four of Beverly Hills' top restaurants.

Beverly Hills Porsche
8425 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Porsche Panamera Revisions for 2014 Los Angeles

 New Panamera Plug-in Hybrid and Extended Wheelbase Variants Heading to Beverly Hills! 

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2014 Porsche Panamera S Coming to Beverly Hills

Porsche is introducing its first plug-in hybrid and two new extended wheelbase variants with the second generation of the Panamera. The new Panamera S E-Hybrid produces 416 total system horsepower and is joined by Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive models in the revised Panamera lineup perfect for the Beverly Hills Executive.

Further, S models are now powered by an entirely new 3.0-liter V6 engine with twin turbochargers. The broadest model range in its class has been further expanded, now consisting of nine models for the U.S. market. New and further-developed technologies offer improved performance while also enhancing fuel efficiency and comfort. The new Panamera is characterized by tighter lines, more pronounced contours and newly shaped body elements. The refreshed Panamera celebrates its world debut at Auto China in Shanghai, which opens on April 21, where further details on the new models will be revealed.

Panamera S E-Hybrid sets new standards in performance, efficiency, and convenience in everyday use.

The new Panamera S E-Hybrid improves upon the concept offered by the previous Panamera S Hybrid with a more powerful electric motor, a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and is able be recharged from home or public vehicle charging stations. The electric drive produces 95 hp, more than double the power of the previous model’s electric motor (47 hp). Electricity is stored in a newly developed lithium-ion battery, which at 9.4 kWh has increased capacity over the previous battery (1.7 kWh). Via the integrated on-board charging componentry and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), the battery can reach full charge within approximately two and a half hours when connected to a 240V power source.

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2014 Porsche Panamera S V6 Twin Turbo

The Panamera S E-Hybrid expands upon the driving performance of the previous generation, while fuel consumption is reduced when compared to the previous Panamera S Hybrid. Final U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings will be available closer to launch. Simultaneously, its electric-only driving performance is substantially improved, enhancing acceleration, range, and top speed. Electric-only driving is possible without any fuel consumption or local emissions, which is especially advantageous in city driving. The electric driving range of the Panamera S E-Hybrid is estimated to be greater than 20 miles based upon current NEDC testing. Driving range may vary in real world operation, due to the effects of environmental conditions, terrain, air conditioning and heating use, driving style and other factors. The Panamera S E-Hybrid can reach up to 84 mph in all-electric operation.

The Panamera S E-hybrid is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, an improvement of a half second when compared to the Panamera S Hybrid. An electric boost function helps in instances where maximum acceleration is desired, when the electric motor works in tandem with the combustion engine during acceleration. Electric boost is also available when a kick-down switch in the throttle pedal is activated by the driver during acceleration.

The car’s top track speed is 167 mph. The parallel full hybrid system developed by Porsche also offers “coasting” at higher speeds, a mode wherein the internal combustion engine is turned off and the electric motors use vehicle momentum to generate electricity that is stored in the lithium-ion battery.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid also includes an entirely new range of convenience functions which can be activated and operated by Porsche Car Connect, a mobile app available for Android and iOS-powered devices. These functions include a charge status indicator and the ability to control the vehicle’s new auxiliary climate control option, which enables vehicle preheating or cooling via the Porsche Car Connect app. These functions can also be programmed from inside the vehicle. A mobile device may also be used for remote access to vehicle information, such as remaining driving range or vehicle location. Other functions not specific to the hybrid drive will also be available as options for other Panamera models via the Porsche Car Connect mobile app.

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Long wheelbase, spacious rear seating area: Executive models feature extra comfort for Beverly Hills Executives

The two full-sized rear bucket seats offered in the Panamera have proven so successful that Porsche is expanding this generous rear passenger compartment room with two new Panamera Executive models. The new Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive models feature a wheelbase extended by 5.9 inches, enabling even more rear seating comfort and come with an extensive range of standard features. For example, all Executive models are equipped with Adaptive air-suspension featuring Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which combines superior performance and enhanced ride comfort.

More performance and efficiency in a smaller powerplant: the new twin-turbo V6 engine

Increasing both performance and efficiency has long been a core Porsche philosophy. In the new Panamera, this approach takes form in a 3.0-liter V6 engine with twin turbochargers. The twin-turbo V6 replaces the naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 engine in the previous-generation Panamera S and Panamera 4S. The new bi-turbo engine is also used in the Executive version of the Panamera 4S. The engine’s figures themselves are indicators of progress: increases of 20 hp and 15 lb-ft torque when compared to the outgoing V8 engine. Carefully-managed turbocharging ensures that the maximum 384 lb-ft torque is available across most of the twin-turbo V6’s operating range.

With the exception of the Panamera S E-Hybrid, all Panamera models are equipped with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK); the Panamera S E-Hybrid uses the eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic. The PDK transmission works in tandem with other vehicle systems to enhance fuel savings in the new generation Panamera. For example, the optimized engine Auto Start Stop feature now turns the engine off earlier while coasting to a stop. With the exception of the Panamera GTS, models with PDK also offer a coasting function in which the clutches open in overrun allowing the engine to idle and the vehicle to coast freely. This function can significantly improve fuel economy, especially when traveling on the highway.

Revised exterior with a new option: LED headlights

Exterior design changes of the new Panamera are extensive. The tighter and more prominent lines up front are especially apparent in the larger air intakes and the transition to the headlights. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of the new generation Panamera is a new trunk lid; its laterally stretched glass emphasizes the vehicle’s width and makes for a more aggressive stance. Rear body proportions were also changed. A larger automatically deploying spoiler and a tighter transition to the rear lights complement the treatment at the front of the vehicle noted above.

The new Panamera continues the tradition of multiple options that enable owners to customize the look and function of their vehicles. Full-LED headlights, which lend the new generation a striking appearance, are now an option.

In addition, an expanded lineup of assistance systems is available for safety and convenience. The revised adaptive cruise control system is now offered with Porsche Active Safe (PAS). This system visually and audibly alerts the driver in the event of a sudden decrease in following distance and briefly tugs on the brakes. It can also intervene in the braking process and apply increased braking pressure in an emergency braking situation, if required. Another new feature, camera-based lane departure warning, offers greater convenience and safety in city and highway travel.

The new generation of Panamera models will be available at Beverly Hills Porsche in Los Angeles starting late in 2013. Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive variants will be available in 2014.

To find out more about the Panamera line up call Beverly Hills Porsche today! 


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8425 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

EVO Test Drives The New Porsche Cayman

EVO Magazine's Dickie Meaden tests out the new faster, refined and "mature" Cayman S.

"I love it to bits!" 

The all new Cayman is available to order now at Beverly Hills Porsche.  We'll be launching in Los Angeles this April!

To find out more about the new Porsche Cayman visit us at 8425 Wilshire Blvd. Just one block east of La Cienega in the City of Beverly Hills.

Beverly Hills Porsche
8425 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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