Trunk Action (With Video) - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Trunk Action (With Video)

February 13, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

The 2005 Mercedes CL65 AMG has a deep trunk. I was surprised to find that it is actually only 12.3 cubic feet.

You can open the trunk automatically by pressing the button twice on the key fob. But watch this video to see how quickly the trunk closes when you press the button on the trunk lid. I had to jump back out of the way.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    Did I miss the post where the no-start problem was solved and explained?

  • miata52 miata52 Posts:

    I think I missed that post,too.

  • miata52 miata52 Posts:

    I love how my username on this website keeps changing!

  • shindig4 shindig4 Posts:

    The no-start problem wasn't solved. It couldn't be duplicated...

  • mieden mieden Posts:

    Replace the gas struts on the hinges, $100. Do it soon or the constant slamming will have you buying a latch actuator too...or worse.

  • mercedesfan mercedesfan Posts:

    What mieden said! There is a reason no cars with power closing trunks use hydraulic struts anymore. Goose necks are far easier to control and a lot more robust. You are going to be looking at some expensive motor repairs soon if you don't get this addressed.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    "Feed me luggage! ...and editors."

  • So this bad a$$ Benz with 600+ hp was track tested about a month ago and ... But cool, a post about the trunk! That followed a post about shiny door thingies! Weeeeeee! Throw the keys to the new kid Cameron and have him write something.

  • nuieve nuieve Posts:

    Om nom nom!

  • throwback throwback Posts:

    This car and the NSX are my favorite old LT cars. I never been a big fan of the S class sedan, but I love these big Benz coupes. I suspect because I grew up with muscle cars and these cars remind of super refined muscle cars!

  • hopar hopar Posts:

    If you ask the engineer "why its so fast"?, he will reply with "why are you not fast enough?"

  • ttopjohn ttopjohn Posts:

    @mercedesfan - is that why the new 7 series has big gooseneck trunk hinges instead of trick compact multilink hinges with hydrualic struts like my OLD 7 series has?

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