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314km/h Inbox from Brabus

Regardless of whether the rear passengers log on to the internet or whether they enjoy a movie with Dolby Surround sound on two 15.2-inch color screens: The Maybach refined by BRABUS offers the most comfortable way to enjoy true high performance. The 640-hp / 471-kW BRABUS SV 12 Biturbo engine gives the Maybach a top speed of 314 km/h, making it the fastest and most exclusive ultra-luxury sedan in the world.

For the Maybach engine the BRABUS engineers developed a special crankshaft with longer stroke as well as precision-balanced piston rods and pistons with larger diameters. Cylinder bore is increased accordingly. Displacement grows from 5.5 liters to 6.3 liters. After the conversion the 12-cylinder twin-turbo engine delivers a maximum power output of 640hp / 471 kW at 5,100 rpm and a gigantic peak torque of 1,026 Nm, available already at just 1,750 rpm.

Performance of the luxury sedan improves accordingly: With BRABUS SV 12 Biturbo power the Maybach 57 accelerates in just 4.9 seconds from 0 - 100 km/h. During high-speed testing by German car magazine 'auto motor und sport' on the test track in Nardo, Italy the tuned ultra luxury sedan reached a top speed of 314 km/h.

At the push of a button the Maybach is transformed into a luxurious office on wheels: The monitors display the signal of an integrated computer, custom-developed for use in a car and equipped with an 80 Gigabyte hard drive. The computer is connected to the internet via UMTS. An easy-to-manage wireless keyboard and optical gyro mouse ensure comfortable operation.

A USB 2.0 port, stylishly integrated into the center console, allows connecting peripherals such as a printer or digital camera.

In addition the BRABUS engineers developed a number of interesting new features for the standard entertainment system of the Maybach. The 16:9 monitors color monitors of the BRABUS package, integrated into the back of the front seats, measure 15.2 inches (standard: 9 inches).

Text/Photo: Brabus

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