The nine-spoke design was developed specifically for the new Mercedes S-Class and celebrated its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2006. Extensive tests demonstrated Pirelli and Yokohama tires in sizes 255/30 ZR 21 in front and 285/30 ZR 21 on the rear axle to be ideal.
At the heart of the system is an ultra-slim 3-GHz notebook computer, housed safely in an electrically powered drawer under the rear parcel shelf in the trunk. The notebook with tablet PC technology can be easily removed from the docking station for use in the office or during business meetings.
The entire BRABUS business package is operated with a second COMAND controller, conveniently installed in a special console integrated into the rear passenger compartment. This allows users of the computer system to operate the system in identical ways regardless of whether they’re seated in the front or in the rear. The new console also houses a color printer.
An electrically deployed 15.2-inch computer monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio is integrated into the headliner upholstered in the finest leather. The BRABUS computer is connected to the internet via UMTS. Two USB 2.0 ports integrated into the rear compartment allow connecting peripherals such as a webcam for video conferencing or a digital camera.
The interior specialists from BRABUS have also come up with an innovative solution that lets rear occupants watch digital TV, a DVD or play a game on their game console in the new S-Class: They manufacture special new backrests for the standard seats, upholstered in matching leather. These new backrests reach all the way up to the headrests and feature a 7-inch LD monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio and integrated DVD player. Each BRABUS seat backrest can be further equipped with an integrated precious-wood table that folds down and stows at the push of a button. The table tops are available with grains that match the standard wood trims of the S-Class, and can be tilted at any angle. They provide ample space for reading files or for the wireless keyboard of the computer system.
The computer comes with an MP3 player and can store more than 5,000 songs. The sound is transmitted via Sennheiser Noise Gard headphones with active noise cancellation technology for undisturbed listening pleasure.
Maximum individuality and comfort in the interior is yet another specialty of the BRABUS interior designers. Among the many options are electrically operated curtains that guarantee privacy for the rear occupants. The product lineup further includes sill plates with illuminated BRABUS logo, ergonomically shaped sport steering wheels and even an exclusive fully leather BRABUS interior crafted from especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather or from the finest Alcantara leather.
BRABUS also offers many other options for customizing and refining the new S-Class. Among them are stainless-steel sport exhaust systems, powerful engine tunings, sporty yet elegant aerodynamic-enhancement components, high-performance brake systems, suspension modules as well as one-piece and multi-piece light-alloy wheels in various designs and diameters ranging from 18 to 21 inches.