Brabus has already taken the wraps off its tuned Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG but it had another vehicular endeavor up its sleeve. It’s dubbed the iBusiness and it’s a S600 fitted with the latest Apple gear and more power.
The S600 makes 510 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-12 in factory trim, impressive figures any way you cut it. Brabus, however, decided its iBusiness needed more motivation and gave it the proper treatment. The V-12 gets stroked and bored out to 6.3 liters and larger turbochargers are used to boost engine performance. A stainless-steel exhaust expels gases and the final output is 740 horsepower and 995 pound-feet of torque, although the tuning firm has dialed the torque back to 811 pound-feet to preserve the modified five-speed automatic transmission and get the power to the rear wheels efficiently.
Inside the top-shelf S-Class awaits an Apple-based entertainment and communication system. A mini-sized Mac computer runs the operation, which is accessed through iPads and shows its talents by way of a 15.2-inch widescreen display built into the headliner. The computer itself is housed in between the rear seats and the iPads can be affixed to seatback trays with available keyboard, mice, and Web camera peripherals. The front seat headrests also incorporate monitor screens and the Mercedes COMAND system can be controlled with the iPads. A 64-gigabyte iPod touch stores music for the entire cabin to hear.
No Brabus update is complete without a bodykit, enlarged wheels, bigger brakes, and new acceleration and top speed numbers. The iBusiness runs to 62 mph from a standstill in four seconds flat and to 124 mph in 11.9 seconds. Brabus says the electronically limited maximum speed is 211 mph, which sounds plenty fast for the businessman on an airstrip.