2011 BRABUS iBUSINESS 2.0 MERCEDES BENZ S-CLASS
Brabus company to develop Mercedes-Benz with a multimedia system based on the new Apple iPad 2. The tuning house integrated the new tablet computer in the rear compartment of the Brabus 800, which is a heavily modified V12-powered S-Class sporting 800 ponies and supercar-humiliating performance numbers.
Brabus engineers devised a way to integrate one or two tablet computers by creating a custom-tailored table that can be folded into the backrest of the front seat. The iPad 2 is connected via a WiFi network to a Mini Mac located in the car’s trunk that serves as the central computer.
In interior of Brabus iBusiness 2.0 Mercedes-Benz S-Class there iPad2 controls the on-board entertainment system and allows the rear passengers to access all functions of the S-Class’ Comand system, with the iBusiness 2.0 also being capable of video conferences, thanks to the integrated cameras.
There also tablet computers aside and the car interior fitted with a 15.2-inch TFT display, fixed on the ceiling between the front seats, as well as with two screens mounted in the back of the front seats. The screens can be used for watching TV or other program sources. The car also gets a 64GB Apple iPod touch that can store more than 14,000 songs. The interior is decorated with Brabus Yachting wood-trim and two-tone leather all around for a luxurious atmosphere.
The iBusiness 2.0 multimedia package can be installed in any S-Class model, from the S 350 to the S 65 AMG. The latter and the S 600 can also be upgraded to Brabus 800 V12 Biturbo spec, with the engine developing 800 horsepower and 1,420 Nm of torque (1,047 lb-ft). These figures allow for a 350 km/h (217 mph) top speed and a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of just 3.9 seconds.
2011 MANSORY BMW 7 SERIES
The BMW out with all the juicy details including the available performance modifications for the Bavarian automaker’s flagship saloon. Mansory treats 7series, there are the 750i and 760iL with an engine kit that consists of an optimised ECU combined with a sports air filter and a custom exhaust system that includes a set of bespoke rectangular end pipes.
With this package, the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine of the 750i delivers 490HP and 720 Nm of peak torque, up from 407HP and 600Nm respectively. The car is fitted the 760iL’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine is bumped up from 544HP and 750Nm to 640HP and 920Nm [679 lb-ft]. According to Mansory, the 0-to-100km/h (62mph) acceleration is trimmed by 0.4 seconds to than 4.2 seconds.
Mansory’s offerings for interior include a re-designed sports steering wheel, carbon fiber or burl wood trim for the dashboard and door panels, bespoke leather treatments and custom floor mats.
2011 Mansory BMW 7series’ exterior gets mods include a body kit that features a new front bumper with additional openings and LED daytime running lights, a carbon radiator grill, roof and boot lid spoilers, and a rear apron housing a diffuser. The new 22-inch polished alloy wheels wrapped high-performance tires measuring 265/35 at the front axle and 295/30 at the back complete the look.