Brabus presents the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo iBusiness ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013! According to Brabus its the fastest and most powerful luxury sedan in the world with 850 hp, 1,450 Nm, 350 km/h top speed and exclusive multimedia equipment.
The “iBusiness ” infotainment system is based on state-of-the-art components from Apple such as iPad, Mac mini, iPod touch and Apple TV, which are controlled and coordinated via the newly developed Brabus Remote app. In addition, the iBusiness system was designed to allow control of all functions of the COMAND system of the Mercedes S-Class from the rear seats using an iPad mini.
The Brabus 850 iBusiness also include a sporty-elegant designer outfit for the body, forged Brabus Platinum Edition 21-inch wheels, a high-performance braking system with carbon-ceramic discs and an exquisite, two-tone all-leather interior.
With the presentation of the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo iBusiness at the IAA in Frankfurt the new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo high-capacity engine also celebrates its world debut. In best Brabus tradition it follows the old but still true wisdom that nothing can substitute for displacement other than more displacement.
The new engine is based on the latest Mercedes 63 AMG eight-cylinder four-valve engine. For the increase in displacement to 5,912 cc the Brabus motor engineers brought their entire know-how amassed in the more than 35 years of the company’s history to bear. Numerous engine components had to be newly developed and the engine block, cylinders and cylinder heads had to be extensively re-machined in the company engine-building shop.
Increasing the eight cylinder bores to 99 millimeters allows the use of special forged pistons with modified surface contours to achieve an even more efficient combustion. They are connected by billet piston rods to the precision-balanced billet crankshaft with a stroke of 96 mm.
The two special Brabus turbochargers with larger compressor unit and modified exhaust manifolds are of course also a major factor in the enormous increase in power by 265 hp over the stock engine. Other performance-enhancing upgrades on the exhaust side are the metal catalysts with 75-millimeter-thick downpipes and the Brabus stainless-steel sport exhaust.
The Brabus installations on the intake side are immediately apparent upon opening the hood: in addition to the fiery-red Brabus design accents on the engine, the Gold Heat Reflection sheathing for the intake and charge-air tubes right away catches the eye. This measure also contributes to the high-performance experience provided by this engine, as does the newly designed Brabus 850 intake manifold for the eight-cylinder four-valve engine. It includes a larger air filter box with enlarged intake cross section, which gets its air supply via a special air duct in the hood. Also part of the package is the carbon-fiber intake pipe with larger diameter, which was positioned behind the new fascia directly exposed to the relative wind.
Special mapping for the engine management system programmed on the Brabus high-tech engine test rigs and during road tests coordinate all high-performance components perfectly. This benefits not only the gigantic power yield, but also the outstanding throttle response and refinement of the engine across the entire rev range.
The performance data of the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo high-capacity engine are correspondingly impressive: the V8 produces its peak power of 850 hp at a low 5,400 rpm U/min. The equally potent peak torque of 1,450 Nm is limited in the car to 1,150 Nm to protect the powertrain as a whole. It is available steadily on a plateau between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm. A limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent is available as an option.
In conjunction with the modified AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo iBusiness delivers a performance only attained by a very few full-blooded and significantly lighter sports cars. Sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds is just as unrivalled in this class of vehicles as is the electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h. The transmission either sorts the gears automatically or allows drivers to shift manually using the aluminum shift paddles on the steering wheel.
This unique driving sensation is accompanied by an exhaust note that can be either subtle or thrilling. The Brabus sport exhaust system with controlled butterfly valve offers drivers the option to actively control the exhaust note at the push of a button on the steering wheel. It determines whether the luxury sedan operates in a subtle and quiet “Coming Home” mode or announces its V8 power full-throated to the world in the “Sport” position to the enjoyment of the driver.
Brabus is one of the pioneers in developing innovative, functional multimedia systems that are stylishly integrated into the automobile. The 1.0 generation of the Brabus “iBusiness” concept building on the Apple iPad was presented in the Mercedes S-Class of the W/V 221 model series in 2010.
Now, several evolutionary stages and one vehicle generation later, the new Brabus 850 “iBusiness” celebrates its world debut. In the refined ambiance of a Brabus fine leather interior crafted to perfection down to the last detail the passengers have the latest generation of Apple computer technology for global communications and entertainment at their disposal.
The Brabus iBusiness multimedia system incorporates an iPad mini tablet into the rear compartment. To this end the designers developed a custom center console, which is installed between the two individual seats in the rear, and is equipped with a docking station. The docking station not only secures the table computer safely in place when not in use, it also recharges the computer’s battery.
In addition, the mobile computer is connected to a Mac mini computer via the InCar-Hotspot. The Mac mini serves as the mainframe. The ultra-compact yet particularly powerful computer is housed safely in an electrically operated custom-designed drawer in the trunk of the S-Class. The Brabus programmers developed the innovative Brabus Remote app to facilitate communication between the individual modules of the multimedia equipment.
A 15.2-inch color TFT display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 serves as the central monitor for the iPad minis and the other devices of the multimedia equipment. The electrically deployed monitor is integrated elegantly into the headliner made from the finest leather. At night the headliner can be illuminated by a multitude of fiber-optic lights to resemble a starry sky. In addition, the standard screens on the back of the front head restraints can be used to watch TV via DVBT or other programming sources.
High-speed USB 3.0 ports integrated into the rear compartment allow connecting additional devices such as a digital camera to the Mac mini. The Brabus 850 “iBusiness” uses state-of-the-art wireless technology to connect to the internet.
The music comes from an Apple iPod touch of the latest generation. With 64 gigabytes of memory it offers enough storage capacity for more than 14,000 tracks. The sound is reproduced by the sound system of the S-Class – certainly consider the Burmester high-end audio system we tested in the 2014 Mercedes S500.
The perfectly finished Brabus fine leather interior can be crafted in the company upholstery shop in any desired color and in any upholstery design from high-end leathers and Alcantara. The selection of wood and carbon-fiber inlays in virtually any desired color and with a variety of surface finishes is just as extensive.
The Brabus front fascia replaces the production bumper in its entirety. It captivates not only with its striking looks that includes large stylishly integrated air scoops that optimize the supply of cooling air for the radiators, engine and front brakes. Its shape was optimized in the wind tunnel and consequently also reduces negative lift on the front axle, which plays a role in the further improved handling stability at high speeds.
To further enhance the high level of dynamic handling of the high-performance luxury sedan Brabus has developed a special control module for the air suspension of the S-Class. It lowers the ride height of the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo “iBusiness” by some 15 millimeters without impairing the outstanding ride comfort.
Maximum stopping power is even more important than exceptional acceleration and thus the Brabus high-performance braking system is part of the technical highlights of this vehicle. It features anthracite-colored six-piston aluminum fixed calipers and vented carbon-ceramic discs measuring 380 x 34 millimeters on the front axle. The carbon-ceramic discs were developed in cooperation with brake specialist Brembo, and are manufactured from an entirely new material. The new structure of the disc and the material drastically increases thermal diffusivity, resulting in a much higher performance of the braking system compared with conventional systems.
Stay tuned for the official unveil of the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo iBusiness at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 in a few days!