Brabus introduced the 850 6.0 Biturbo iBusiness at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The model, which is based on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, features an aerodynamic body kit that includes modified bumpers, carbon fiber fender vents and a rear diffuser.
It’s also fitted with carbon-ceramic brakes, an electronic lowering module (lowering the ride height by about 15mm) and a set of 21-inch alloy wheels.
Brabus doesn’t ever want the passengers to be bored as the cabin comes with an iPad mini, an iPod touch, a Mac mini and an Apple TV. It also features premium leather upholstery, a mobile hotspot and a custom rear center console.
The fun doesn’t stop there as the vehicle also comes with a 15.2-inch TFT display, a rear seat entertainment system and fiber optic lights that are integrated in the leather headliner.
S63's 5.5-liter V8 engine has been bore out to displace 5.9-liters (5,912cc). Also, Brabus put in new turbochargers, forged pistons, a billet crankshaft, a bigger air filter box, an optimized ECU and a stainless steel sports exhaust system.
Because of these revisions, the engine delivers 850 HP (625 kW) and an electronically-limited 1,150 Nm (848 lb-ft) of torque. As a result, the sedan is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds and of reaching a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
Brabus is considered as one of the first to develop functional multimedia systems that could be integrated into a vehicle. By then, Brabus launched in 2010 the first generation of its "iBusiness" concept (1.0) – derived from the Apple iPad -- in the Mercedes S-Class of the W/V 221 model series.
After a number of evolutions and a vehicle generation, the company is unveiling its new Brabus 850 "iBusiness" to the global public. Aside from enjoying the comforts of the interior wrapped in Brabus fine leather, passengers are treated to the latest generation of Apple’s technologies for communications and entertainment.
Brabus’ "iBusiness" multimedia system makes use of an iPad mini tablet, as incorporated into the rear cabin. When not in use, the iPad mini tablet is accommodated in a docking station – which also recharges its battery – on a custom center console installed between the two individual seats in the rear carbin.
Of course, occupants could also use the iPad mini for other purposes aside from communication with the outside world. Thanks to the integration of the "iBusiness" concept into on-board electronics, users could control all functions of the S-Class COMAND system via the iPad mini.
Interestingly, the iPad mini is also linked to a Mac mini through the InCar-Hotspot. Serving as the mainframe, the Mac mini is accommodated securely in an electrically operated custom-designed drawer in the trunk of the S-Class. Programmers at Brabus were able to develop the so-called Brabus Remote app that allows communication between the individual modules of this multimedia equipment.