The German tuner Brabus has revealed the iBusiness SV12 R. The four-seater based on the Mercedes S 600 is powered by a SV12 R Biturbo 750 12-cylinder engine with a rated power output of 750hp (552kW) and a peak torque of 1,350Nm (995lb-ft). The designers combined the engine with a multimedia system that features the latest Apple components.
The centerpiece of the 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 integrated into the headliner. 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 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 rear tables. The tables are electrically deployed from special seatback consoles and are adjustable to any angle. They offer space for 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 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.
Power-operated curtains provide privacy for the rear passengers and together with a color-changing interior lighting system create a serene atmosphere. The Brabus fully leather interior is combined with the Brabus Yachting wood trim package. Scuff plates with illuminated logo, an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel and anodized aluminum pedals complement the inside.
The Brabus SV12 R is the most powerful and the fastest luxury sedan in the world. 0–100km/h (62mph) in 4.0 seconds and to 200km/h (124mph) in 11.9 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 340km/h (211mph). Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a modified five-speed automatic transmission. Optionally available is a limited-slip differential.
On the outside the German tuner included a new body kit with a striking front fascia, larger center air inlet, integrated auxiliary headlights and LED daytime running lights. Custom-tailored Brabus aluminum sport fenders are combined with 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 sill skirts feature integrated entrance lights. At the back you will spot the 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 quad sport exhaust system. The underside of the rear fascia also features integrated LED lights which illuminate the ground behind the vehicle.
The largest wheels 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 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.
The large wheels also create the necessary space for installing the high-performance brake system with 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers and 380 x 36mm vented and cross-drilled discs in front, and 355 x 28-mm 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 multimedia system and all other Brabus options.