2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Business Light


(from Brabus Press Release)  The BRABUS ‘Business Light’ Concept for the Mercedes Viano

The Mercedes Viano as a sporty multi talent with an interesting ‘Business Light’ concept: BRABUS  (www.brabus.com) makes the van the perfect partner for leisure and business with custom interior options, powerful engine tuning, exclusive exterior design and custom-tailored wheels.

BRABUS offers exclusive interiors for the cavernous passenger compartment of the van. The company upholstery shop custom-tailors these interiors to the individual customer’s request. Fully leather interiors made from especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara can be created in any color and upholstery designs imaginable.

Fetching accessories such as an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel with a leather/walnut burl rim or aluminum door-lock pins and pedal pads add custom highlights. BRABUS also offers scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo and a walnut burl completion set for dashboard, center console and door panels.

The rear compartment of the van offers numerous choices for customer-specific individualization. One option is the transformation of the versatile interior into a movie theater or concert hall on wheels complete with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment.

‘Business Light’ is another development by the BRABUS interior designers that allows backseat occupants of the Viano to work in a comfortable environment even while on the move. The installation of the BRABUS walnut burl table and four power comfort seats in conference configuration turn the van into a comfortable mobile conference room and a fully functional office on wheels.

In addition, two electrically deployed 15-inch LCD screens are integrated stylishly into the headliner. They display the images from a DVD changer and a digital DVBT TV tuner in stunning detail.

A docking station for a notebook computer is integrated into an electrically deployed compartment hidden beneath a false bottom. The computer connects to the internet via UMTS. Numerous handy storage areas for file folders and office material are integrated throughout the rear compartment. Additional cupholders and many other accessories provide maximum creature comfort. Custom-tailored rear curtains provide privacy for the occupants.

BRABUS also offers powerful engines for the Viano. An extra 38 hp (38 bhp) / 28 kW of power, an increase in torque by 60 Nm (44 lb-ft), less than 30 minutes installation time and all that backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty® of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers / 62,000 miles (see BRABUS warranty conditions, as of November 2006): The ECO PowerXtra D6 (III) performance kit from BRABUS offers powerful engine tuning for the Mercedes Viano 3.0 CDI. With it the van sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 8.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 208 km/h (129 mph).

For the top-of-the-line Viano 3.5 model BRABUS banks on the tried and proven method of increasing engine displacement. The BRABUS 4.0 engine represents an increase in rated power output from standard 258 hp (255 bhp) / 190 kW to 318 hp (314 bhp) / 234 kW and a bump in peak torque to 410 Nm (302 lb-ft) at 4,200 rpm. The BRABUS-tuned V6 Viano also sets standards for driving performance: The sprint from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 7.1 seconds; top speed is 220 km/h (137 mph).

BRABUS also offers a stainless-steel rear sport muffler with two chrome-plated tailpipes for all Viano models.

The special model Viano V8 from BRABUS is built in small-series production. BRABUS replaces the standard V6 powertrain of the Viano 3.5 with a new BRABUS 6.1 eight-cylinder displacement engine complete with a correspondingly strong five-speed automatic transmission. They both are implanted into the van with almost surgical precision.

The 6.1 engine produces 426 hp (418 bhp) / 313 kW at 5,400 rpm and a peak torque of 621 Nm (458 lb-ft) at 4,100 rpm. Like all BRABUS engines it is lubricated exclusively with ARAL high-performance motor oil.

With a sprint time of 5.9 seconds from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) the BRABUS Viano V8 is one of the world’s fastest vans.

On the outside the van sports a sporty yet elegant BRABUS designer suit. The BRABUS front apron features two round fog lamps and two Xenon high beams and lends the Viano a more striking appearance. But that’s not all: Its sophisticated shape also reduces lift on the front axle for further improved directional stability at high speed.

BRABUS refines the sides with understated fender flares on front and rear axle as well as with rocker panels that feature integrated LED entrance lights for safe entering and exiting of the vehicle. The BRABUS rear apron has a custom-tailored cutout for the stainless-steel BRABUS sport exhaust.

The stunning looks are rounded out with custom-tailored BRABUS Monoblock light-alloy wheels. There are several 18-inch options for the Viano: In size 8.5Jx18 customers can choose from high-gloss silver-painted BRABUS Monoblock A wheels, the fully polished Monoblock S light-alloy wheels and Monoblock Q wheels with a distinctive color combination of titanium-colored background and fully polished surfaces. Technology partners Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply high-performance tires in sizes 245/45 R 18 or 255/45 R 18. Even more exclusive is the version featuring BRABUS Monoblock Q or S 8.5Jx19 wheels mounted with size 255/40 R 19 tires.

To further improve active driving safety of the multi-use vehicle without sacrificing ride comfort the BRABUS suspension engineers have developed special sport springs matched to the production shocks. They lower the ride height of the Viano with conventional and with air suspension by some 25 millimeters (1.0 inches) on the front axle and by some 20 millimeters (0.8 inches) in the rear.

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