Why buy an S-Class when you can have this Brabus Business Plus V-Class?


You can equally use it for business or pleasure

Alongside the Brabus 800 S-Class and E-Class models, the German tuner's Geneva Motor Show stand also includes a very luxurious V-Class. It's called the Brabus Business Plus, and it transforms Mercedes' minivan into an uber luxurious mobile business lounge.


Developed for extra-long V-Class models equipped with sliding doors on both sides the minivan features four face-to-face rear seats with a host of adjustment options, power-operated curtains, a locking center console between the two rear-facing seats, and all the technology in the world.


Let's start with the headliner which packs hundreds of fiber optics for a starry sky effect, two opposing 15.6-inch LED screens that can be deployed and retracted at the touch of a button, as well as LED reading lights. Passengers can use the displays to watch content from Apple TV, Brabus Media Center, computer, and PlayStation — yes, the Business Plus comes with a PlayStation 4 Slim console.


Each business seat features a power-retractable table recessed in the side paneling, and all rear passengers have easy access to Brabus Touch Control Panels which control the onboard comfort and convenience features in addition to housing cooled/heated cup holders. The infotainment system is controlled via a tablet.


All passengers can be connected at all times thanks to the integration of communication equipment. Occupants can hook up their smartphones, tablets, and notebooks to the Internet via the onboard WLAN network provided by the LTE router. Furthermore, the Brabus Media Center allows for the integration of Brabus Cloud smart phones, tablets, and notebooks. The entire cabin is wrapped in Brabus fine leather, with the Geneva show car featuring a combination of porcelain white and black leather.


On the outside, the Brabus Business Plus gains a custom aero kit consisting of a front add-on spoiler, attachments for the side air intakes of the production fascia, a three-piece add-on component for the rear bumper, and a diffuser-look center section with a pair of round stainless steel tailpipes on each side. Finally, the posh people carrier rides on 19-inch Brabus Monoblock alloys and features sports springs that lower the ride height by 15-25 mm.


The tuner also boosted the stock Mercedes-Benz V 250 d's performance by boosting the 2.1-liter turbodiesel to 235 metric horsepower and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque — 45 hp and 70 Nm more than the stock version. The result is a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 8.8 seconds and a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).

READ MORE: Our in-depth review of the stock Mercedes-Benz V 250 d 4MATIC