Trunk Escape Button - 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: Trunk Escape Button

February 18, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Most cars, regardless of how expensive or exclusive, use some sort of glow-in-the-dark flimsy plastic handle for the internal trunk release. Not our long-term SLS AMG. Nope. It's got some fancy green button that pulses on and off.

Overkill? Of course it is! Only the smallest of humans could fit in that trunk. Cool? Yeah, I think it's still pretty cool that they engineered something fancier than the usual pull tab.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 16,301 miles


  • zcalvert zcalvert Posts:

    I don't believe you until there's video of you in the trunk trying it out!

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    I assume this is an electronic rather than mechanical release, so I wonder how well it would work with the battery disconnected.

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    Whats next, power moving steering wheel? oh yeah those exist... How about automatic parking brakes? oh yeah those too... seat position memory, check. Damn, overkill car tech is way over my head...

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    @greenpony: I bet it's still mechanical, although the light would not work with no battery. They just prettied it up.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    That seems like it defeats the whole purpose of being a failsafe.

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