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Brabus-tuned Mercedes S600 gets rear-seat iPads, Mac mini

updated 09:45 am EDT, Thu August 26, 2010

Brabus iBusiness gives Mercedes Apple office

Regular Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus today showed off a special package for the S600 that gives it an Apple-focused mobile office. The S600 iBusiness package gives the two rear seats an iPad each as well as a 64GB iPod touch. Both of the iPads can not only be used for work but can control the car's audio, navigation and phone systems.

A Mac mini is shared by both with a central 15.2-inch LCD and two breakout USB ports in the rear to attach peripherals. Brabus provides one mouse but two Apple Wireless Keyboards to let either passenger control the Mac, and the entire rear seat electronics can reach the Internet on the road through a supplied HSPA 3G connection. A center storage area both docks the iPod and stores the iPads when not in use.

The S600 itself has been upgraded by Brabus and runs on a 750HP, twin turbo V12 engine that can bring the car to 62MPH in exactly four seconds and to a top speed of 211MPH. Brabus wheels, aluminum pedals, headrest-mounted TVs and a custom lighting system also differentiate the iBusiness trim from Mercedes' standard sedan.

Pricing for the package hasn't been disclosed, but Brabus adds that it can modify an existing car to reach the spec as well as sell one new. [via Born Rich]









By Electronista Staff
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  1. iphonerulez

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Nov 2008

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    That's freakin' sweet...

    No stinking Android tablets or Windows PCs for Mercedes. Installs like this can only further boost Apple's upscale branding. Pricing for the package hasn't been disclosed. Of course not. If you have to ask the price, don't bother thinking about getting it. That's some setup. Thanks, Brabus.

    All joking aside, I don't think I'd want to be in an accident while those keyboard rests are protruding. It looks rather unsafe.

  1. TomSawyer

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    Joined: Jan 2008

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    No problem iphonerulez

    Put your safety concerns to rest. For the $1.x million asking price the package will come with the obligatory 312 airbag barrage and trunk mounted full-time paramedic in case one chips a nail or spills something on their Armani suit.

    Man, I'd like to be in a position to acquire ANY Brabus, much less this techno-wonder.

  1. Raman

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    Joined: Mar 2001

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    iPad?

    O.K. I have an iPad and love it but seriously, until applications are on-par with OS X, it's got no place being the sole computer in a MB of that caliber.

    I would rather them put a mac mini and a custom touch-screen or at least a MacBook Air hidden in a compartment somewhere in addition to the iPad (and I'm assuming it has a 3g wifi hotspot) somewhere.

    The photo of the setup is very un-mercedes like. One of the reasons I love my benz is the understated/muted elegance. You don't know something is there until you look for it - kinda like the power button on the iMac.

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

    -2

    Seriously....

    If you've got a mac mini with mounted monitor, how does the driver see out the back window? Or do those who can afford such things not worry about what's happening on the road besides them?

    And if you've got your two mounted iPads, mounted mini monitor, and stands that could, one would assume, also work for laptops, why in the h*** would you need or want in-seat video screens?

  1. testudo

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    Re: iPad?

    The photo of the setup is very un-mercedes like. One of the reasons I love my benz is the understated/muted elegance. You don't know something is there until you look for it - kinda like the power button on the iMac.

    The thing is, the power button is something you really need to know where it is. It'd be like Mercedes 'hiding' the start button.

  1. SockRolid

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    Joined: Jan 2010

    +3

    Please, Apple...

    ... pimp my ride!

  1. facebook_Justin

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    Why are there iPods and not iPhones?

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