The Brabus iBusiness is back, this time based on the latest W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. As you would probably have guessed from the name, this is the ultimate car for the towkay who loves his Apple products. Various Apple products such as the iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and even the Mac mini have been integrated into the cabin.
The base car is the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo, which is based on the Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG. Starting off as a 5.5 litre engine, the eight cylinder bores have been increased to 99 mm with special forged pistons, connected to billet piston rods and a billet crankshaft with a stroke of 96 mm. The result is a larger 5.9 litres of displacement. Brabus also specifies their own turbochargers.
The result is a power increase of 261 horses over a regular S 63 AMG. The car now produces 850 horsepower, an electronically limited 1,150 Nm of torque (it can actually do 1,450 Nm) and hits a top speed of 350 km/h. 0 to 100km/h takes just 3.5 seconds, and power goes to the wheels via an AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed gearbox, which has been modified by Brabus.
Other than the bespoke two-tone interior you see in the photos, the iBusiness package has a custom centre console which is installed between the two individual rear seats. A docking station secures an iPad mini and recharges it as well. Brabus allows functions of the Mercedes-Benz Comand system to be controlled from the iPad mini.
This iPad mini is connected to an in-car WiFi hotspot, and can communicate to a Mac mini. Brabus says the Mac mini serves as a ‘mainframe’. It is housed safely in an electrically operated custom-designed drawer in the trunk of the S-Class. High-speed USB 3.0 ports integrated into the rear compartment allow connecting additional devices such as a digital camera to the Mac mini. Finally, music comes from a 64GB iPod touch.
In addition to the regular Mercedes-Benz rear entertainment system is a 15.2-inch color TFT display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 serves as the central computer monitor. The electrically deployed monitor is integrated elegantly into the leather headliner. At night, the headliner can be illuminated by a multitude of fiber-optic lights to resemble a starry sky.
The Brabus iBusiness will be showcased at Frankfurt 2013. Full gallery after the jump.