Besides the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG programme, Brabus also unveiled today the iBusiness, a four-seater based on the Mercedes-Benz S600. As expected, the Brabus iBusiness is more than performance, this name stands foremost for innovative multimedia technology.
The iBusiness features state-of-the-art entertainment and communication technology: the centerpiece of this system is an ultra-small Mac minicomputer safely housed under the rear shelf. A 15.2-inch TFT display with 16:9 aspect ratio is connected to the computer and to the internet via UMTS and HSDPA.
Together with the standard screens in the back of the front headrests it serves as a display for the multimedia system. The multimedia system is controlled via two iPads that can also control the car's standard command system with all the functions, including radio, navigation system and telephone.
The two iPads are covered with the same leather as the interior and are bordered by high-gloss aluminum frames. When the iPads are not in use or when the "iBusiness" is parked they can be stored securely and hidden from sight in custom-tailored compartments in the Brabus center console.
Music is delivered via a 64 GB iPod which can store more than 14,000 songs. The sound is reproduced via the Sennheiser Noise Gard headphones or via the sound system of the S-Class. Now here comes the interesting part: because it is a Brabus the car has to be powerful and it is thanks to the special crankshaft with longer stroke, forged pistons with larger diameter and increased cylinder bore bump displacement from standard 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 385 cu. in.).
The 6.3-liter V12 engines delivers 750 hp (740 bhp) / 552 kW at 5,500 rpm as well as 1,350 Nm (995 lb-ft) at 2,100 rpm. In the car torque is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft). it can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 11.9 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited at 340 km/h (211 mph).
Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a modified five-speed automatic transmission. The Brabus"iBusiness" is built to order and can be combined with any engine variant from the S 350 to the S 65.