World premiere at the Moscow International
BRABUS Business Lounge
The Mercedes Sprinter with exclusive multimedia
BRABUS has been engaged in the development of innovative, functional and stylishly integrated
business systems on wheels for more than three decades. With the world premiere of the BRABUS
Business Lounge based on the current Mercedes Sprinter at the Moscow International Automobile
Salon, BRABUS (BrabusAllee,
Bottrop, phone +49 / (0) 2041 / 7770,
fax +49 / (0) 2041 / 777
111, internet www.brabus.com) once again demonstrates its role as a pioneer in this field.
The black van, which has also undergone an attractive exterior upgrade with a new front bumper
Monoblock wheels with BRABUS design, impresses not only with its exclusively
designed BRABUS fine leather passenger compartment with four business seats in a facetoface
conference seating arrangement and an additional third row of seats. The innovative
communications concept of the vehicle integrates the passengers' notebook or tablet computers
into the media center of the vehicle independent of the technical platform.
The basis for the exclusive BRABUS Business Lounge concept is the Mercedes Sprinter with long
wheelbase and high roof. The BRABUS upholstery shop fits the van with an entirely new and particularly
show car for the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014 is equipped with a bulkhead
behind the driver's cabin. The interior designers have integrated four BRABUS business seats
for this vehicle into the passenger compartment that offers sufficient standing height even
for tall passengers. The seats are installed in a facetoface
conference seating arrangement, offer maximum
comfort, and can even be reclined to full sleeping position. In addition, all four seats offer welcome amenities
such as lumbar support, massage function, heating, ventilation, and are poweradjustable
The third row of seats faces forward and consists of two individual seats with folding backrest. For times
when more space for luggage or other items is needed, the seats can be removed. Passengers make their
way to these seats via the aisle between the seats in front of them. To this end, the center console can be
slid back at the push of a button.
The seats were covered in the company upholstery shop in the exclusive style of the BRABUS fine leather
appointments with a stylish twotone
cognac and mocha combination of especially soft and breathable and
yet durable Mastik leather. The sides of the seats sport a combination of Alcantara and highgloss
surfaces. The genuinewood
floor is designed as a veneer without tongue and groove.
For a perfect and draftfree
atmosphere under all climatic conditions a special climate control
system was developed for the spacious passenger compartment of the Sprinter in cooperation with German
OEM Eberspächer. It has a heating output of 10 kW and a cooling output of 13 kW, and is discretely
integrated into the Sprinter to make it visually and acoustically unobtrusive.
The desired privacy is provided by darktinted
glazing and eight poweroperated
curtains on the side and rear
windows. A total of three powerretractable
tables can be used for a variety of purposes. A refrigerator and a
coffee maker, both located in a center console between the business seats, provide additional amenities.
Eight USB 3.0 ports and three 220 volt outlets for powering the passengers' notebooks, tablets and
smartphones are located within easy reach. A total of six dimmable reading lights provide perfect lighting for
perusing files, books or magazines on all seats.
An evolution of the venerable starry sky creates a very special atmosphere: the BRABUS electronics
specialists have integrated an LED display measuring 180 cm x 90 cm (71 x 35 in.) into the headliner. It
consists of some 2,700 color LEDs capable of displaying 12 different animations ranging from an azure sky
with moving puffy white clouds to a starry night sky, and from a magnificent fireworks show to oriental and
psychedelic themes. Alternatively, an ambiance lighting concept with a multitude of settings and adjustment
options ensures the wellbeing
of the occupants.
The entire electrical system of the BRABUS Business Lounge interior is controlled via CAN bus. All
commands are entered on newly developed "BRABUS Touch Control Panels" and forwarded to the particular
components. The fiveinch
touch displays are fitted at each seat in the cabin, eliminating the need for
conventional switches in the passenger compartment.
The centerpiece of the versatile vehicle is the innovative BRABUS Media Center, which was developed in
cooperation with Ruhr West University. The result is a groundbreaking concept that makes it possible to
incorporate a wide variety of devices into the network, regardless of what operating system they use. To this
end, a powerful PC that hosts the system is mounted in the vehicle hidden from view.
Consequently it doesn't matter whether a passenger wants to use an Apple iPad, an Android cell phone or a
Windows notebook while on board. The BRABUS Media Center incorporates any of these devices and
allows everyone on board to work in a relaxed atmosphere or enjoy exciting entertainment as they please.
All a user needs to do is to touch the symbol of the appropriate operating system on the BRABUS Touch
Control Panel and the device is wirelessly incorporated into the onboard
network. After that all contents and
programs are available via the powerful onboard
computer and a wireless mouse and keyboard at each
The contents are displayed on the giant 42inch
Full HD LCD screen integrated into the bulkhead behind the
driver's cab. For passengers seated in the two rearfacing
seats there is a 10inch
display integrated into the
center console between these two seats.
Regardless of where they are seated, passengers have access to mobile highspeed
internet via LTE for
surfing or receiving and sending email.
They can also access entertainment content such as movies, music
or photos from the hard drive, Bluray
player or Playstation 4 game console, or can watch live HDTV via
or Apple TV. If desired, a fourchannel
surround view camera can show the vehicle surroundings, and
cell phone multimedia content can be mirrored on the 42inch
screen via Miracast.
The sound is reproduced with superb brilliance by a Dolby surround sound system with an output of 1,200
watts and loudspeakers tailored specifically to the van's interior.
The exterior of the BRABUS business van also stands out from the crowd. The designers have developed a
new front bumper with sportydynamic
design and integrated LED daytime running lights to give the Sprinter
a striking facelift. In the rear the two BRABUS exhaust pipes with hallmark design lend the vehicle a sporty
The wheel arches of the Mercedes Sprinter are fitted with tailormade
elegant fender flares to create space
for the BRABUS Monoblock E 8Jx18 wheels with nine distinctive spokes and polished drop center. They are
designed specifically for the high weight of the Sprinter, and mounted with the perfect highperformance
of size 255/55 R 18 from technology partner Continental.
The BRABUS Business Lounge special model based on the Mercedes Sprinter is built to order and available
in various versions with four or six seats in the passenger compartment.