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.