With the introduction of Apple iPad 2, Brabus kinda felt that their iBusiness S-Class that had a couple of first-gen iPads is now obsolete. So they launched new version iBusiness 2.0 which is more powerful, more luxurious, and features iPad 2!
Now you might think they they’ve just removed the old iPads and put new ones in, but you’d be wrong! This is a different car. Before we get to the geeky iBusiness part, let’s check out under the hood.
There you find a new iteration of Brabus SV12 R engine that makes 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW and a peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft). As usual the torque had to be limited, but still it can do 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of (electronically limited) 350 km/h (219 mph). The the “iBusiness 2.0? S-Class also gets a discrete Brabus body kit, as well as Brabus wheels with diameters ranging from 19 to 21 inches, and upgraded brakes and suspension.
You don’t have to have it with the big V12 though, as Brabus also offers the iBusiness treatment for the S350 to S65, the whole range.
Now let’s step inside the cabin and see what this “iBusiness 2.0” has to offer.
You get one or two iPad 2 tablets integrated into bespoke tables made specially for them in the rear compartment. The electrically deployed and infinitely adjustable tabletop is covered with the same supple leather as the entire interior, and is bordered by an elegant high-gloss aluminum frame. The table features custom-tailored recesses for holding the iPad and the corresponding Bluetooth keyboard either vertically or horizontally.
The car’s iPad 2s control BRABUS multimedia system and are connected to a a Mini Mac located in the trunk, which a serves as the central computer via a WiFi network. That gives the tablets great computing power so they can also control all functions of the S-Class COMAND system from the rear seats. Thanks to the integrated cameras of the new iPad generation the “iBusiness 2.0? system is supremely suited for video conferencing.
At this stage you sure need some detailed figures on the car’s tech stuff. So we hand over to Brabus and let them explain the features packed in this ultra-lux super saloon:
A special BRABUS App for iPad, iPad 2 and iPhone is also part of the state-of-the-art communication concept of the luxury sedan.
A 15.2-inch TFT display with 16:9 aspect ratio serves as an auxiliary monitor for the new Apple tablet PC. The electrically deployed screen is stylishly integrated into the headliner covered with the finest Alcantara and contrasted with leather. The standard screens in the back of the front seats can be used for watching TV via DVBT or for other program sources.
High-speed USB ports integrated into the rear compartment allow connecting various peripherals to the Mac such as a digital camera. The “iBusiness 2.0? is connected to the Internet via UMTS and HDSPA. The music comes from a 64GB Apple iPod touch that can store more than 14,000 songs. Digital television signals can be received via DVBT.
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 pleasure in the rear compartment. 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 all-leather interior creates an exclusive ambiance. It is crafted with utmost precision in the company upholstery shop. The two-tone combination is made from high-quality BRABUS leather, which is not only very soft and breathable but also extremely durable. Two individual power seats in the rear provide maximum seating comfort.
An unusual augmentation to the exclusive appointments is the 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 guidelines.
Scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo, an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel and anodized aluminum pedals add further individual highlights.
The BRABUS “iBusiness 2.0? multimedia system with Apple iPad 2 can be installed in any current S-Class model from the S 350 to the S 65. The twelve-cylinder models S 600 and S 65 can be upgraded by the BRABUS 800 V12 Biturbo engine and thus become BRABUS 800 “iBusiness 2.0? models, the world’s fastest office on wheels.