Radiator grille fit for Mercedes X-Class
The Germansell radiator grille for the Mercedes X-Class undoubtedly represents a successful visual upgrade of the vehicle for tuning fans. But what other features does the part have? We do the fact check.
What is a radiator grille?
In motor vehicles, a radiator grille is usually the protective grille mounted in front of the radiator or cooling system at the front of the engine compartment between the headlights. Conceptually, the grille is designed to repel stone chips and thus prevent damage or even a leak in the cooling system. This is because the radiator is the component through which a large proportion of the heat from the cooling water is dissipated to the outside and, in return, a constant flow of cooling air is supplied. This constant cooling air intake and exchange prevents the engine from overheating and causing engine damage or even an engine fire. In addition to these purely functional properties, the design of the radiator is increasingly coming to the fore, especially in luxury car brands such as Mercedes.
What are the practical functions of the radiator grille?
The radiator grille performs the following important functions in the interest of the vehicle's traffic and operational safety:
- Protection against overheating
The primary task of the radiator grille is to help the cooling system protect the engine from overheating by letting in the cooling airstream. If the vehicle were hermetically sealed at the front, the cooling effect of the airstream would be lost and the engine would immediately run hot, which would inevitably result in damage to the engine (engine failure).
- Protection from dirt and stone chips
The second function of a radiator grille is to protect the radiator from dirt and stone chips. For this reason, the fins of the radiator grille are positioned in such a way that, under normal circumstances, neither stones nor moisture nor dirt can penetrate to the radiator. This is because the outer wall of the cooling system is fragile and sensitive. Even small stones could cause such severe damage to the radiator that it loses water and overheats, which would most likely lead to engine damage. In extreme cases, this could even result in a fire in the engine compartment.
- Branding the car
The front grille also serves as a stable hanging device for the car's brand label. This brand recognition effect has become increasingly important, especially recently, as designers of passenger car prototypes often change jobs and possibly hire on with a competitor. This unintentional transfer of know-how means that the designs of today's automobiles are beginning to resemble each other more and more.
- Closure of the engine hood
Last but not least, the grille usually houses the lever for opening and closing the hood.
Advantages of the Germansell grille
-Sporty Panamerica look for the Mercedes X-Class
-Improves the visual appearance of the vehicle
-A real eye-catcher
-Impressive in road traffic
-Elegant look, comparable to the luxury chrome look of the AMG GT
-Perfect air intake
-Excellent aerodynamic properties
-Increase in value of the vehicle
-High quality of workmanship, therefore long service life
-Simple plug & play installation
-No MOT or ABE necessary
-High quality materials
-Stable original equipment quality
-1A quality at a top price
-Quick and inexpensive shipping
-Instalment payment possible on request
-Best customer service
Material and workmanship - The radiator grille in the test
High-quality processed and robust ABS plastic make the Germansell front grille resistant to weathering, heating and stone chips. Even if the vehicle is retrofitted, the grille is always delivered in 1A OEM quality. The production is carried out according to the highest German quality standards. By means of radiator louvers (not included), the cooling air intake can be individually controlled. The Germansell front grille is delivered without Mercedes emblem (star or similar), however, a circular recess for attaching a brand emblem is available in the center of the radiator grille.
1.The Germansell radiator grille replaces the standard front grille of the Mercedes X class from year of manufacture 2017.
2.The installation time is about 2 to 3 hours and is done according to the plug & play principle.
3.the front bumper is removed for the attachment of the grille to the vehicle and then reinstalled
4.an ABE or TÜV registration is not required
Scope of Delivery
-1x set radiator grille
-1x mounting accessories