Brabus' Frankfurt Show-Bound 838HP iBusiness 2014 S-Class Hits 350 KM/H (217MPH)

We’ve already seen Brabus’ first take on the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class earlier this year, when the German aftermarket specialist presented its tuning proposals for V8-powered S-Class models, culminating with a 720hp version based on the S63 AMG.

However, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Brabus will present the “icing on the cake” with an 838hp (850PS) V8-powered S-Class called the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo “iBusiness”.

The name doesn’t leave anything to chance: the sedan is powered by a 5.9-liter (5,912cc to be exact) twin-turbocharged V8 engine derived from the 5.5-liter powerplant in the new S63 AMG. Added grunt comes from the increased displacement, but also from the use of newly developed engine components and special turbochargers that feature a larger compressor unit. All these plus the modified exhaust manifolds bring an additional 261hp (265PS) over the stock engine.

Mated to a modified AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed transmission, the engine develops a peak torque of 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb-ft), but is limited to 1,150 Nm (848 lb-ft) between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm to protect the powertrain. With such figures, it’s no wonder performance is mind-blowing for a luxury sedan weighing more than 2 tons: it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds and reaches an electronically-limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). This is why Brabus calls it “the fastest and most powerful luxury sedan in the world.”

The “iBusiness” name designates the extended infotainment system that uses Apple products such as the iPad, Mac mini, iPod touch and Apple TV, which are controlled by the newly developed Brabus Remote app. The “iBusiness” allows control of all functions of the Comand system of the S-Class from the rear seats using an iPad mini.

Anywhere you look in the cabin, you will find an almost mad attention to detail (notice the Brabus name on the door lock buttons) and the finest materials are used – although I have to admit the color combination is not my cup of tea. Rear passengers benefit from a centrally-positioned 15.2-inch color TFT display that serves as the central monitor for the iPad minis and other multimedia devices.

There no noticeable differences on the outside compared to less powerful Brabus models we’ve seen in July, except for dedicated “Platinum Edition” 21-inch wheels.

By Dan Mihalascu

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