lb-ft (electronically limited)
125.1 hp per liter
(from Brabus Press
Release) BRABUS “iBusiness” The Luxury Sedan with 800
hp, 350 km/h and Apple Multimedia
BRABUS high performance meets high-tech multimedia: The “iBusiness”
represents the world premiere of a unique luxury sedan. The 350-km/h
(217-mph) four-seater is based on the Mercedes S 600 and powered by
a BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 800 twelve-cylinder engine with 800 hp (788
bhp) / 588 kW and a peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft). The
interior designers from BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone
+ 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet
www.brabus.com) combine this engine with an innovative multimedia
system that features the latest Apple components. Two iPads in the
rear compartment not only play movies, music and Internet content,
they also control all functions of the S-Class COMAND system.
The BRABUS “iBusiness” stands for more than just peak performance.
It stands foremost for innovative multimedia technology for which
the BRABUS electronics specialists integrate state-of-the-art Apple
components into the vehicle electronics of a Mercedes for the very
first time. The BRABUS upholstery shop creates the perfect luxurious
surroundings. The elegant fully leather interior is masterfully
crafted from a two-tone combination of high-quality BRABUS leather
that is especially soft, breathable and highly durable.
At the heart of the “iBusiness” is state-of-the-art entertainment
and communication technology on wheels. The centerpiece of the
system is an ultra-small Mac minicomputer safely housed under the
rear shelf in an electrically deployed drawer whose design mirrors
the design of the computer itself.
A 15.2-inch TFT display with 16:9 aspect ratio is integrated into
the headliner covered with the finest Alcantara and contrasted with
leather. Together with the standard screens in the back of the front
headrests it serves as a display for the multimedia system. USB 2.0
ports integrated into the rear compartment allow connecting various
peripherals to the Mac such as a webcam for video conferencing or a
digital camera. The “iBusiness” is connected to the Internet via
UMTS and HSDPA.
The entire BRABUS multimedia system is controlled from the passenger
seat or the rear compartment by two iPads that also control the
car’s standard COMAND system with all functions such as radio,
navigation system and telephone.
While on the move the two tablet computers and the Bluetooth
keyboard can be safely secured in precisely fitting recesses in the
luxurious BRABUS rear tables. The table tops are covered with the
same exclusive leather as the entire interior and are bordered by
high-gloss aluminum frames. The tables are electrically deployed
from special BRABUS seatback consoles and are infinitely adjustable
to any angle. They offer ample space for perusing documents, the
Apple mouse and keyboard.
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. A special BRABUS app will
be available shortly for iPad and iPhone, the latter of which is
also part of the standard equipment of the luxury sedan.
The music comes from a 64GB Apple iPod touch that can store more
than 14,000 songs. The sound is reproduced either by the sound
system of the S-Class or by Sennheiser Noise Gard headphones, which
filter out any unwanted ambient noise for unparalleled listening
Power-operated curtains provide privacy for the rear passengers and
together with an innovative color-changing interior lighting system
create a serene atmosphere. The BRABUS fully leather interior
creates an exclusive ambiance further augmented by the new BRABUS
Yachting wood trim package. It lends the interior of the luxury
sedan a maritime feel that is reminiscent of classic Italian sport
boats. All wood trim elements of the S-Class are painstakingly
created by hand from hundreds of individual pieces and have the look
and feel of a miniature ship veneer. The wood inlays have a
high-gloss finish and meet the latest automotive quality and safety
Scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo, an ergonomically shaped
sport steering wheel and anodized aluminum pedals add further
The BRABUS “iBusiness” is also the most powerful luxury sedan in the
world and thus the world’s fastest office on wheels. This unique
automobile is powered by a BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 800 engine, a prime
example for the ancient wisdom that nothing can replace displacement
except more displacement.
Displacement of the V12 engine that normally powers the latest
Mercedes 600 models is increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 385
cu. in.) The displacement increase is the product of a special
crankshaft with longer stroke, precision-balanced piston rods,
larger-diameter pistons and corresponding larger cylinder bore. The
inner workings of the BRABUS engine are modified further by
high-performance camshafts and flow-optimized cylinder heads.
The new air intake was custom-developed to fit in the available
space under the hood of the S-Class. The combustion air is routed
through a special carbon-fiber system. Also newly developed was the
BRABUS Biturbo system with two special high-performance manifolds
with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers.
The system also includes four water-to-air intercoolers. The BRABUS
stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with sport catalysts
and four exhaust tips with BRABUS-characteristic design optimizes
power yield and gives the engine a more dominant exhaust note.
Newly calibrated engine electronics with precision-programmed
mapping for injection and ignition ensure exemplary power yield and
compliance with strict EURO V emission limits. The high-tech
lubricants for the entire powertrain are supplied by technology
The SV12 R Biturbo 800 engine produces 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at
5,500 rpm and an even more impressive peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047
lb-ft), available from a low 2,100 rpm. For technical reasons peak
torque is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).
Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a reinforced five-speed
automatic transmission. A BRABUS high-performance limited-slip
differential with a locking rate of 40 percent is available as an
The extraordinary performance figures elevate the BRABUS “iBusiness”
to the exalted position of the world’s most powerful and fastest
luxury sedan. Acceleration times from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) of 3.9
seconds and of just 10.3 seconds to 200 km/h (124 mph) are as
unmatched in this vehicle category as is the electronically limited
top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
On the outside the BRABUS “iBusiness” is clad in a sporty yet
elegant designer suit. The BRABUS designers went into the wind
tunnel to develop a striking front fascia whose sophisticated shape
reduces lift on the front axle. The large center air inlet further
optimizes cooling of the engine and the front brakes. Integrated
auxiliary headlights and LED daytime running lights increase the
Custom-tailored BRABUS aluminum sport fenders that replace their
production counterparts give the S-Class sedan an even more
extravagant look. The exclusive character of these fenders is
embodied by an integrated air vent made from clear-coated carbon
fiber and a horizontal brace that spans the vent with embossed
BRABUS signet and integrated LED lights. The latter are activated
just like the ones in the BRABUS side sills via the keyless remote
or by pulling on a door handle.
For optimizing the airflow around the sides of the vehicle the
designers shaped BRABUS sill skirts that feature integrated entrance
lights for added utility. They are activated by the keyless remote
or by pulling on a door handle as are the blue-illuminated BRABUS
logos integrated into the scuff plates on both sides of the vehicle.
The BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement concept is rounded out by the
BRABUS rear spoiler lip, also available in a clear-coated
carbon-fiber version, and the new rear fascia with centrally located
reflector and custom cutouts for the BRABUS quad sport exhaust
system. The underside of the rear fascia also features integrated
LED lights which illuminate the ground behind the vehicle. They help
avoid any unfortunate missteps into puddles of potholes lurking in
The enormous performance of the “iBusiness” with BRABUS SV12 R
Biturbo 800 engine is kept safely under control with custom-tailored
solutions for tires, brakes and suspension. They include BRABUS
Monoblock light-alloy wheels with diameters ranging from 19 to 21
The largest version features size 9Jx21 wheels on the front axle and
size 10.5Jx21 in back. Customers can choose from four different
designs Three-piece forged and high-gloss polished BRABUS Monoblock
VI wheels with six double spokes, Monoblock E multi-spoke wheels,
the Monoblock S double-spoke design and the especially exclusive
Monoblock F PLATINUM EDITION forged wheels with cross-spoke design.
All versions are fitted with Pirelli or YOKOHAMA tires in size
265/30 ZR 21 in front and in size 295/30 ZR 21 on the rear axle.
For all gasoline models up to the S 500 (US: S550) BRABUS also
certified Monoblock VI, E, G, Q and S 10Jx22 in size 10Jx22 with
high-performance tires in size 275/25 ZR 22 in front combined with
size 295/25 ZR 22 tires on the rear axle. Thanks to a tire design
specifically calibrated to luxury sedans and high-performance coupes
the new BRABUS tire/wheel combination offers sporty and agile
handling combined with excellent ride comfort.
The large wheels also create the necessary space for installing the
BRABUS high-performance brake system with 12-piston aluminum fixed
calipers and 380 x 36-mm (15.0 x 1.42 inches) vented and
cross-drilled discs in front, and 355 x 28-mm (14.0 x 1.1 inches)
discs and six-piston aluminum fixed calipers on the rear axle.
The BRABUS “iBusiness” is built to order and can be combined with
any engine variant from the S 350 to the S 65. Alternatively any
existing current S-Class model can be equipped with the innovative
multimedia system and all other BRABUS options.