German tuner Brabus considered that their iBusiness S-Class who had a couple of first-gen iPads is now a bit obsolete. So they launched new version iBusiness 2.0 which is more powerful, more luxurious, and features iPad 2!
They’ve not just removed the old iPads and put new ones in. On the contrary – this is a different car. The iBusiness 2.0 system integrates one or two iPad 2 tablets into the rear compartment of the Mercedes S-Class that are connected via Wi-Fi to an Internet-connected Mac mini housed in the trunk. That gives the tablets great computing power so they can also control all functions of the S-Class COMMAND 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.
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.
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 Brabus0 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.