2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Quick Trunk Release
August 1, 2014
Mercedes, it seems, has an affinity for fast-acting trunk lids. The power-operated trunk on our long-term 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG closes fast, like really fast. Less than two seconds after pressing the button and it's shut. The trunk-lid on our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 however, needs to be closed manually. A power-closing trunk lid isn't even available. But when you press the remote to open it, the trunk springs open like a wound-up jack-in-the-box. Take the jump for the video.
Whether you use the button on the key fob, the one on the driver's door, or open the trunk manually, this is how quickly it opens. Less than a second and any light items sitting on your trunk will likely end up half-way across the parking lot. So if you're in a hurry to throw your toilet paper in the trunk and make a bank-heist-style getaway, or if you just like putting your groceries away in a timely manner, then the CLA250 might be the right car for you.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 12,900 miles