German tuner Brabus has released the Brabus SV12 R Biturbo 800 iBusiness 2.0 and is the first company worldwide to develop a multimedia system based on the new Apple iPad 2. The tablet computer, integrated into the rear compartment of the Mercedes S-Class, controls on-board entertainment and the high-speed Internet connection via UMTS and HDSPA. Overall, the new setup offers more possibilities than the first iBusiness generation.
The engineers have also developed an application that integrates the iPad 2 into the on-board electronics system and enables the iPad 2 to control all functions of the S Class internal system from the rear seats. Thanks to the integrated cameras of the new iPad generation the iBusiness 2.0 system is suited for video conferencing. As a Brabus 800 iBusiness 2.0 model the luxury sedan is also the fastest office on wheels. The twelve-cylinder twin-turbo engine produces 800hp and a peak torque of 1,420Nm. It catapults the four-seater to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 350km/h.
The electrically deployed tabletop is covered with the same leather as the entire interior, and is bordered by a high-gloss aluminum frame. The table features custom-tailored recesses for holding the iPad and the corresponding Bluetooth keyboard either vertically or horizontally.
Via a WiFi network the iPad 2 is connected to a Mini Mac, which a serves as the central computer. The ultra-small computer is housed in the S-Class trunk under the rear shelf in an electrically deployed drawer whose design mirrors the design of the computer itself. When the iPad 2 is not in use, it can be stored securely and hidden from sight in custom-tailored compartments in the center console. An integrated docking station recharges its batteries.
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.
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