Porsche equipment codes

Standard equipment build codes, option codes and Exclusive options

Please note: paint and interior color codes are not covered with this research work


Every Porsche leaves the factory with a list of standard and optional equipment. Standard equipment is described by build codes and optional equipment by option codes. The codes are three or four character strings of numbers and letters. Back in the old days, all the codes started with an M and they were called as the M-codes. Nowadays they start with an I. Please note that the sticker in the service book or on the body never includes all the codes related to the car. It is a bit of a mystery why some codes are printed there and some are not.

Codes starting with X are Porsche Exclusive equipment codes© Stuttcars.com

It is important to understand that the code descriptions depend on the model and the model year. If you see an option code list somewhere that doesn't tell for which model and model year it is, then it is not a quality source for decoding the codes of your Porsche.

Pre-1970 (356, 550, 904, 911, 912)

Pre-1970

718

718 Cayman & Boxster

911

MY1970-1980 MY1981 MY1982 MY1983 MY1984 MY1985 MY1986 MY1987 MY1988 MY1989
964: MY1989-1990  MY1991-1994  
993: MY1994-1995   MY1996-1998
996: MY1998-2001   MY2002   MY2003-2005  
997.1: MY2005-2007 MY2008   MY2009 
997.2: MY2009  MY2010-2013 
991.1: MY2012-2016 
991.2: MY2017-2019 
992: MY2020-... 

914

MY1970-1976

918 Spyder

MY2015

924

MY1976-1980   MY1981   MY1982   MY1983   MY1984   MY1985   MY1986   MY1987   MY1988

928

MY1978-1981   MY1982   MY1983   MY1984   MY1985   MY1986   MY1987   MY1988   MY1989-1991   MY1992-1995

944

MY1982-1983   MY1984   MY1985   MY1986   MY1987   MY1988   MY1989-1991

959

MY1987-1988

968

MY1992-1995

Boxster

986: MY1997   MY1998   MY1999   MY2000   MY2001   MY2002   MY2003   MY2004
987.1: MY2005   MY2006   MY2007   MY2008  
987.2: MY2009   MY2010-2012  
981: MY2012-2016

Cayenne

MY2003-2006 There was no Model Year 2007 for Cayenne
MY2008-2010
MY2011-2018
MY2018-...

Cayman

987.1: MY2006-2007 MY2008
987.2: MY2009  MY2010-2013  
981: MY2014-2016

Carrera GT

MY2004-2006

Macan

95B: MY2015-2021

Panamera

970: MY2010-2016
971: MY2017-...

Taycan

MY2020-...

Anniversaries
Aug, 19 – 82nd birthday of the type 64 (1939)
Aug, 23 – 25th birthday of the Boxster (1996)
Aug, 29 – 56th birthday of the 906 (1965)
Sep, 03 – 146th birthday anniversary of Ferdinand Porsche (1875)
Sep, 04 – 2nd birthday of the Taycan (2019)