2014 marks 60 years for the famed Mercedes Benz SL Class. The 190SL and outstanding 300SL gullwing debuted on stage at the 1954 New York auto show. The 190SL came with a 1.9 liter inline four cylinder that produced 105 horsepower, while the gullwing version came with a 3.0 liter single overhead cam inline six cylinder that sported 215 horsepower. For 1954 that was a ton of power! Because the gullwing version was hard to climb into with its high door sills, and a chore to drive during the summer due to cabin temperature (there was no air conditioning), Mercedes saw a need for an open top version.
It was 1958 that the first true SL as we know today was created. Though it was built on the same body design, and shared the same drivetrain as the coupe, the Roadster projected it’s own aura of elegance, power, and class. Through the years the SL has grown in size, weight, power, and much more, but it has never lost it’s “SL-ness”.
Nowadays you can buy an SL Roadster with “MAGIC SKY CONTROL” which is a Mercedes-Benz exclusive, where the panorama sunroof can alter the transparency of the roof by applying electric current through it letting in less light, UV and infrared rays keeping the cabin cooler. Talk about technology! But let’s be honest, and SL Roadster is best with the top down. No matter what generation of the SL Class you own, or get to drive, you’re in for a treat.
Mercedes Benz of Austin knows the importance of Paint Protection Film, so they sent over this gorgeous showroom model for us to install our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing film on. We installed full frontal protection, this includes the entire hood, front fenders, front bumper, and mirrors. Our ULTIMATE film comes with a 10 year warranty, is discoloration resistant, and will self-heal any light scratches and swirl marks.
XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra
XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it’s clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating.
Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving.
Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties
Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source.
Not all Patterns are created equal
At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished.
Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision.
You can pick and choose your coverage options.