The Mercedes-Benz V-Class with exclusive BRABUS Business Plus interior
- BRABUS has been one of the pioneers in the development of innovative, functional and stylishly integrated business and multimedia systems in cars for decades. A van such as the current Mercedes V-Class, especially with extra-long wheelbase, is naturally exceedingly suited for such equipment features due to its generous space, in this case equipped with a partition wall that separates the rear compartment from the cab.
The BRABUS Business Plus concept offers a perfect combination of comfort, communication and entertainment: four rear seats in conference arrangement, the two forward-facing seats in luxurious business specification, are just as much a given, as is internet access via LTE router with in-car WLAN and state-of-the-art infotainment technology. The BRABUS MEDIA CENTER makes it possible to integrate smartphones, tablets and notebooks via the BRABUS CLOUD available in the vehicle.
The BRABUS media player in concert with Apple TV and a Sony PlayStation 4 provides entertainment at the highest level. The monitor integrated into the partition wall and the sound system of the van reproduce the signals.The infotainment system is controlled with two BRABUS TOUCH CONTROL PANELS integrated next to the multi-adjustable business seats. They also operate other functions in the interior such as, for example, the power curtains or the lights.
Naturally BRABUS also delivers an exclusive ambiance in the interior of the van with the BRABUS Business Plus variant. As demonstrated on the show car at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, the company upholstery shop creates BRABUS fine leather interiors that can be tailored to the vehicle owner's personal preferences in every detail.
The exterior of the BRABUS Business van also fascinates with a sporty-elegant BRABUS bodywork design and 19-inch BRABUS Monoblock wheels.
The generously sized passenger compartment of the Mercedes V-Class offers a host of possibilities for customer-specific individualization. One option is the transformation of the versatile interior into a rolling office, which can serve as a movie theater on wheels or a moving concert hall with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment.
Business Plus is a concept by the BRABUS interior designers, IT and electronics specialists that makes the personal wishes of the customer a reality in every detail. Especially the extra-long version of the Mercedes van offers the perfect space for working in comfort on the road.
The show car for the Geneva Motor Show 2019 features two multi-adjustable forward-facing luxury business seats in the rear compartment, which in this case has a partition wall behind the cab. For maximum comfort, they are equipped not only with seat heating and climate control, but also offer a massage function.
Across from them are another two comfortable seats that likewise can be heated and climate-controlled. In between is an equally fitting and practical center console. It offers additional stowage options and a strongbox invisible from the outside. It opens electrically only after entering a code on the BRABUS TOUCH CONTROL PANEL integrated into the top. In addition, the console is fitted with two cup holders that keep drinks hot or cold as desired, and USB ports for charging a tablet or a smartphone, for example.
Black curtains that open or close at the touch of a button shield the passengers from the outside world. A starry sky headliner fitted with hundreds of fiber optics in concert with the exquisite BRABUS fine leather interior appointments in the rear ensures an extravagant ambiance. Gimbaled LED reading lights for each seat were likewise stylishly integrated into the headliner.
The van at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 is equipped with a combination of porcelain white and black leather, to which the BRABUS upholstery shop applied square quilting and perforations with pinpoint precision. Black piping and trim add further attractive touches.
However, the exclusive interior consummately finished in every detail not only looks attractive, it also offers a host of functional and fascinating features. A 21.5-inch LED display integrated into the partition wall to the cab can plays all the contents of the BRABUS Media Center, Apple TV or PlayStation. Three round gauges inform the occupants about the time, outside temperature and vehicle speed.
Two BRABUS TOUCH CONTROL PANELS, one within easy reach of each of the two forward-facing seats, controls the various on-board comfort features. There also is a hot and cold cup holder and a USB port for each seat.
As the Business Plus label indicates, the focus of this specification is on the integration of state-of-the-art communications equipment. It allows the passengers on board to be connected to the entire world and thereby enables them to do their work or handle their business in maximum comfort while on the road or hold conferences in a pleasant ambiance shielded from the surroundings.
A tablet PC allows accessing the wide range of media offerings provided by a Sony PlayStation 4, Apple TV, the BRABUS MEDIA CENTER or from the internet via LTE high-speed router. Of course, the passengers can also connect to the internet with their own smartphones, tablets and notebooks via the on-board WLAN network.
The bodywork of the BRABUS Business Plus van based on the current Mercedes-Benz W 447 model series was also stylishly refined. The BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement components are manufactured from PUR in OEM quality, which guarantees precise fit and easy paintability.
To give the V-Class an even more distinctive front, the BRABUS designers developed a front spoiler for the vehicles equipped ex-factory with AMG Line styling. Its two parts mount to the right and left side of the bumper. Their sophisticated shape help the two aerodynamic-enhancement components to reduce front-axle lift at high speeds, which further optimizes the handling stability. In addition, the front of the van was given a sportier appearance with surrounds for the side air intakes fitted with LED side markers.
The one-piece BRABUS attachment component for the rear fascia features four tailor-made cutouts and provides the perfect backdrop for the four tailpipes of the BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust system. The diffuser-look center section lends the van a decidedly athletic rear appearance.
The thrilling BRABUS look of course also includes BRABUS Monoblock alloys custom-developed for the V-Class. They come in four different designs and with a diameter of 18 or 19 inches. The show car In Geneva is fitted with size 8.5Jx19 wheels of the two wheel models BRABUS Monoblock R with ten pairs of dimensionally offset spokes and BRABUS Monoblock T styling with five double-spokes. The optimal high-performance tires of size 255/40 ZR 19 front and back are supplied by technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.
To put more emphasis on the dynamic appearance, the BRABUS suspension engineers developed special sport springs calibrated to the production shocks. They lower the ride height of the V-Class by between about 15 and 25 millimeters (0.6 to 1.0 inches) depending on the model.
BRABUS chose a Mercedes V 250 d with extra-long wheelbase as the base vehicle for the presentation of the BRABUS Business Plus concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. For this engine, BRABUS offers the BRABUS PowerXtra D4 performance upgrade. This performance kit comprises a plug-and-play control module that boosts the output of the four-cylinder common-rail turbodiesel engine by 33 kW / 45 hp (44 bhp) and bumps peak torque by 70 Nm (52 lb-ft). With 510 Nm on tap between 1,400 and 2,400 rpm, the tuned diesel engine offers superior pulling power, which lets the business van master every driving situation effortlessly. The peak output jumps from stock 140 kW / 190 hp to 173 kW / 235 hp (188 to 232 bhp). As a result, the van accelerates from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 8.8. seconds and reaches a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).
All BRABUS components and conversions come with the three-year or 100,000-kilometer / 62,000-mile BRABUS Tuning Warranty® (see BRABUS Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated July 2013). BRABUS recommends Motul high-performance lubricants.
The BRABUS Business Plus van based on the Mercedes-Benz V-Class (W447) can be ordered as a complete vehicle. As an alternative, BRABUS is also able to convert customer vehicles. The website www.brabus-business.com was established specifically for this field of automotive refinement.
Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:
BRABUS Business Plus based on the Mercedes V 250 d: city 6.9 l/100 km, highway 5.5 l/100 km, combined: 6.0 l/100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 158 g/km, efficiency class A.