2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: New Mercedes Cruise Control
January 20, 2014
Back in June, I praised the cruise controls in our departed Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster. I appreciated the stalk's location above the turn signal, but clearly I was in the minority since this long-standing Mercedes set-up has been changed from the M-Class onward. This includes our long-term 2014 Mercedes CLA250.
Although the new stalk functions the same (set up or down, resume toward you, cancel away from you), they've been moved under the turn signal, which has been moved up to a location similar to that of most cars. The turn signal is now easier to use (middle or index finger instead of ring or pinky), but the cruise one is difficult to see and I have to slide my hand further to use it.
I still like the old set-up better. Luckily, our CL65 AMG is a relic of an earlier cruise control time.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor