Mercedes-Benz Introduces the EQS 500 4MATIC AMG Premium: A Blend of Luxury and Electric Performance

Koktail Magazine

10 Apr 2024

Chef Knock and chef Sasha experienced Mercedes-Benz's entry into the electric vehicle market with the EQS 500, a luxury electric vehicle that blends urban adaptability with powerful performance—perfect for navigating the streets of Bangkok.

Excitement rose as chef Pat-In (Knock) Promsawadi and chef Yodying "Sasha" Phoomcharoen took the wheel of the EQS 500 4MATIC AMG Premium, a symphony of luxury electric performance and urban adaptability, witnessing firsthand Mercedes-Benz's entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market. Experiencing the combination of luxury and electric power driving through Bangkok’s streets and elevating urban exploration to new heights.

Taking command of this groundbreaking EV, chef Knock and chef Sasha thoughts turned to experiencing the brand's entry into electric mobility merging with Bangkok street food culture and the narrow alleyways of the city.

The heart of this vehicle lies in its dual electric motors, powered by a robust 108.4 kWh battery pack, delivering 449 horsepower and 828 Newton metres of torque. Its capability to sprint from 0-100 km/h in a mere 4.8 seconds, alongside a top speed of 210 km/h, is impressive. Yet, it's the remarkable range of 702 kilometres (WLTP) on a single charge that stands out, promising long urban explorations without the worry of frequent recharging.

For culinary explorers like chef Knock and chef Sasha, the EQS 500's design and technology caters to the complexities of city navigation and the pursuit of street food gems. Inspired by Mercedes-Benz's "Sensual Purity" and "Progressive Luxury," its Electric Vehicle Architecture Generation 2 (EVA2) platform merges cutting-edge technology with sleek aesthetics, making every drive through Bangkok's busy streets and tight alleyways an adventure. This is a vehicle that respects the city's environmental needs with its zero emissions and encapsulates the spirit of luxury exploration.

The exterior's design, characterised by its black grille and the emblematic three-pointed star, complements Bangkok’s nocturnal beauty. Its DIGITAL LIGHT and ULTRA RANGE Highbeam headlight technology pierce through the city's labyrinth, ensuring safety while enhancing the visual journey. The cabin, a sanctuary of high-quality materials and advanced features, offers a continuous curved display that enchants the senses, while the MBUX7 system and Hyperscreen extend an interactive, intuitive experience.

Exploring Bangkok's famous food streets and hidden alley delights becomes an unparalleled experience with the EQS 500. The vehicle's compact elegance and the agility provided by a 4-wheel turning system enable effortless manoeuvring through narrow spaces, ensuring even the most secluded culinary treasures are within reach.

The integration of a PM2.5 air purification system assures that the journey remains comfortable, even amid the city's hustle and the challenge of air quality.

The EQS 500 4MATIC AMG Premium by Mercedes-Benz leads chef Knock and chef Sasha to the heart of Bangkok's culinary culture, making every bite and every turn an adventure in luxury. This EV is a gateway to experiencing the rich culture of street food, where every alleyway holds a story, every turn reveals a new taste.