SmartTOP for Mercedes-Benz SLK now allows use of the rear windows with top down

Recently Mods4cars announced the availability of a firmware update allowing use of the rear windows on Mercedes SLK R172 with the top down. Now the same function is available on the SLK R171 as well. The Vegas based outfit Mods4cars offers aftermarket electronic modules called SmartTOP which extend the functionality of the cars’ convertible top operation. The signature feature of the modules is the ability to raise and lower the top while driving at slow speeds and with one-touch convenience. They also allow top operation from the original key fob remote and each one comes with an individual set of user configurable bonus features adding to every day convenience.

“We continually work on improving our existing products and are always taking our customers‘ wishes and input into consideration.“ says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “Raising the rear windows with the top down was one of the most requested features; it creates a more elegant appearance and improves wind protection.” Sven Tornow continues.

By factory default the two small rear windows are permanently in the down position as long as the convertible top is open. The new SmartTOP feature now allows them to be raised and was completely integrated into the existing module as a firmware update. Now car owners can decide if they want all four windows to come up after opening the top or if they want them to stay down.

When using the key remote top open the top, the user configurable setting also applies. Choose if all windows come up or stay down. The setting can be programmed independently from the front windows, so it is possible to leave all windows down, raise only the front ones or raise all.

Mods4cars publishes at least 50 firmware updates every year, all of which are not just for new customers to enjoy. All SmartTOP modules come equipped with a standard USB port for quick and easy end user product configuration and update. Firmware updates are free of charge. “Once you purchased a SmartTOP module, you will be eligible to receive firmware updates for the entire life of the product.” Sven Tornow concludes.

The SmartTOP convertible top convenience add-on module comes with a plug-in-between wiring harness for simple installation by anyone. Pricing starts at 249 Euros + tax.

SmartTOP modules are available for all SLK models R170 through R172. All these popular car brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

48 thoughts on “SmartTOP for Mercedes-Benz SLK now allows use of the rear windows with top down

  1. I have an older SLK from the year 2000, 170 2.3 automatic, do you do a smart top for this model? if so what is the cost.

  2. Hi,

    I have a SmartTop fitted on my R171 SLK55.

    How could I get the small rear windows to close up?

    Many thanks.

    Regards,
    Jo

    • Hello,

      Thanks for your interest in our products.

      Yes, we ship worldwide! Shipping costs will be calculated online at http://www.mods4cars.com.

      We also have a local partner in Australia, maybe that’s even easier for you.

      Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

  3. Hello , I have a 230 SLK 1997 with only ONE button remote control. Do you have a system that fits for my car ? Greetings from the Netherlands.

  4. Hi there, can you tell me the name of a recommended supplier (and installer) of SmartTop in Melbourne, Australia? I have a 2007 Mercedes SLK. Thanks and regards, Charles

  5. I just got a smart top for my 2006 slk 171. I am excited but do not know if I can do this Mod myself……is there anyone in my area that you know of that can install for me….Chico, California above Sacramento. Regards Jim

    • Hello,

      If you go to http://www.mods4cars.com, the first page will show you our local partners.

      Basically our products can be installed by anyone. If you need help feel free to contact any car/car-hifi/alarm/tuning shop in your area.

      The installation and programming instructions can be downloaded from our website http://www.mods4cars.com, just go to Product Support & Manuals.

      Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

  6. Hello,

    i live in belguim, and i ask if i can use this module SmartTop on the my european Slk200 Kompressor R170 ?
    have you local partner in belgium or france?

    many thanks,

    • Hello,

      Thanks for your interest in our products.

      Yes, the SmartTOP is compatible to the european models. We have several local partners.

      A complete list of them can be found on the first page of http://www.mods4cars.com.

      Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

  7. Hi i have slk r172
    Can 4 windows all up including the small window.. and also ican open the roof from remote ??
    can u ship to indonesia?
    Regards

  8. I’m from Malaysia and interested to purchase the smartop hardware for SLK200 R171 ,manufactured year 2008.

    Please tell me how I want to order the product. And how much it will cost me.
    Thank you.

  9. Dear Sir

    I plan to install smartop to my R171 slk200. The Mercedes dealer in may area said that it might damage the hydraulic system of the car roof if I used it when the car is moving. (He said is ok for the new model ie R172). Have you tested the smartop system for R171 car roof hydraulic system.

    • You can operate the roof only at slow speeds. Thousands of happy customers in over 10 years never had any issue 😉

      • Just to be clear, and forgive me if this seems dense on my part, but when you say the feature is available on the R170, do you mean you can, in fact, have all 4 windows up while the top is down? Also, does the module allow for all 4 windows to be down while the top is up? This is DesignoSLK (SLKWorld, MBWorld, etc…), btw. I totaled my first SLK, so this is for the identical replacement. Now I have 2 of 26 Designo Copper SLK230s in the US. 🙂

        • Hi Kevin,

          on the older R170 model – unfortunately – it’s not possible to have the rear windows up when the top is down.

  10. Hi,

    Can I take out the smart top box from my wifes SLK R171 due to selling it & will it work if I install it in my SL55 AMG R230?

    Thanks.

    • Hi,

      Yes – the SmartTOP for SLK R171 is also compatible to:

      CLK (A209) Model Year 2003+
      SL (R230) Model Year 2002-2011

  11. Do you have any recommendation for local shop to install ST? in San Jose California. I like to do it myself but it’s more complex than I thought.

    Charlie

    • Hello,

      thanks for your interest in our products.

      If you go to http://www.mods4cars.com, the first page will show you our local partners.

      Basically our products can be installed by anyone. If you need help feel free to contact any car/car-hifi/alarm/tuning shop in your area.

      The installation and programming instructions can be downloaded from our website http://www.mods4cars.com, just go to Product Support & Manuals.

      Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

  12. Looking for Smarttop for 2014 SLK 250 but everywhere I look says will not work, Ebay Amazon. Where can will get one?

  13. I am so interested but please please can you recommend anywhere in London I can get it installed if I purchase this item from you.
    I see places in Watford and Essex but no where in london

    • Hello,

      thanks for your interest in our products.

      If you go to http://www.mods4cars.com, the first page will show you our local partners.

      Basically our products can be installed by anyone. If you need help feel free to contact any car/car-hifi/alarm/tuning shop in your area.

      The installation and programming instructions can be downloaded from our website http://www.mods4cars.com, just go to Product Support & Manuals.

  14. Did you receive any feedback that with the rear windows up they will brake. If I read on forums reason why Mercedes do not allow this is because of that and caused biy this window not being in a frame.

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