SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL with various new functions

The SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL (R231) enables One-Touch top operation while driving as well as operation of the top via the vehicles key. The manufacturer, Mods4cars, has now added numerous new features to the cabriolet module to increase ease of use.

The SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL (R231) Roadster makes it possible to open and close the convertibles top while driving at speeds of up to 60 km/h. For this function, thanks to the One-Touch feature, only a short tap on the interior button is needed. In addition, the convertible top can be operated remotely via the existing vehicle key.

“We see our SmartTOP Cabriolet modules as comfort controls,” says PR spokesman Sven Tornow. “With our sophisticated functions, we want to make the usability as easy as possible. We also like to respond to customer requests,” Sven Tornow explains. Therefore, numerous additional functions have now been added to the SmartTOP top control.

It is possible to reverse the operating direction of the tops control button. The side mirrors can be folded open or closed via remote control. The Comfort Wipers function ensures that when using the spray nozzles, after a 10-second pause, the wipers automatically wipe again.

The trunk can be opened and even closed via the remote control. The seat memory keys can be operated with One-Touch. With the entry and exit assist, pre-programmed seat positions are automatically operated when entering and exiting the vehicle.

The ECO Disable function allows automatic deactivation of the ECO mode when starting the engine, which otherwise usually reactivates each time the vehicle starts up. Furthermore, it is possible to lock the vehicle while the engine is running. This makes it possible to leave the vehicle and continue to air-condition it.

Existing customers can also benefit from these new features. SmartTOP Cabriolet modules are equipped with a USB port, making it possible to upload software updates via PC / Mac. The manufacturer, Mods4cars, provides these updates free of charge to all customers via the Internet.

The SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL (R231) Roadster is available from 339.00 Euro + tax.

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL is available at www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SL R230 now with Keyless-Go Top Operation 2/2

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SL (R230) Feature Overview:

Remote control of convertible top
Open/Close your convertible top using the original factory remote control key / key fob.
Open/Close the top while driving
Open/Close your top while driving. Speed programmable up to 40kmh (CLK) / 60kmh (SLK & SL).
One-Touch power convertible top
“One-Touch” convertible top operation allows your top to open or close automatically.
Range Extender
Increases the remote range, allowing you to operate the top from the same distance as the door locks.
Full text setup in car display
Configure functions of the module to meet your personal preferences via our full text setup menu.
Passive / Invisible mode
Turn the whole module off with an easy key sequence. Ideal when letting someone else drive your car.
Separate window control
Raise and lower the windows separately by remote without activating the top.
Comfort window open/close
One-Touch opening/closing of all windows via quick double tap on the top switch.
Full Rear Window control
Raise rear windows with top down.
Top convenience mode
Turning the ignition on or off does not interrupt convertible top operation.
Chirp-signal function
When locking and/or unlocking the car, the horn sounds briefly if desired.
Hazard Signals
Optionally the hazard blinkers are activated while top is operated from the remote.
Automatic door locks
Set power locks to automatically lock and unlock the doors when you drive.
Keyless Go top control (SL)
Open and close the top by touching the door handle three times.
Home Light
Remotely activate the headlights for 30 seconds.
Reversible plug-in installation
Remove any time allowing sale or return of a leased vehicle in it’s original condition.
USB Port for easy setup / updates
This module can be configured and updated using any Mac or PC.
AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SL R230 now with Keyless-Go Top Operation 1/2

The SmartTOP add-on kit for Mercedes-Benz SL R230 made and offered by Mods4cars allows owners to use the console switch while driving at slow speeds of up to 60 km/h (~38mph). All that is needed is a quick touch to start full automatic top operation. The top can also be controlled with simple, intuitive commands from the original remote key fob.

Additionally all SmartTOP modules offer a host of bonus features aimed at making the convertible top experience more enjoyable. The SmartTOP module for SL R230 now received a firmware update adding another feature: Keyless-Go operation on cars equipped with the factory start/stop button feature. Open and close the convertible top by simply touching the door handle a certain way.

“We see our SmartTOP Convertible Top Controllers first and foremost as a convenience add-on.” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “By making operation simple and intuitive we strive to make the top down experience as enjoyable and convenient as possible. This new feature allows drivers to keep the key in their pocket while still being able to open or close the top from outside the car.” he continues.

Mods4cars is continually working on adding new features and improve operation of the convertible top. Customer requests are always welcome and often result in firmware updates down the road. “It has been almost 10 years that we brought the SmartTOP product for the Mercedes-Benz SL to market and we still keep adding functionality via firmware updates and free of charge.” Sven Tornow concludes.

All existing customers get to benefit from the new functions the same way new ones do. All SmartTOP modules come with a standard USB connector and support software for PC and Mac. The module can be conveniently configured and firmware updates flashed in seconds and at no charge. After purchasing a SmartTOP module, firmware updates, added functions and improvements are always free, for the life of the product.

SmartTOP Convertible Top kits are available for: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The SmartTOP kit for Mercedes-Benz SL R230 is available for 249 Euros + tax. Also for the successor, the SL R231, a SmartTOP kit is available.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

New product enclosure: SmartTOP Convertible Top Controllers for Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL by Mods4cars 2/2

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SLK (R172) Feature Overview:

Remote control of convertible top
Open/Close your convertible top using the original factory remote control key / key fob.
Open/Close the top while driving
Open/Close your top while driving. Speed programmable up to 60kmh.
One-Touch power convertible top
“One-Touch” convertible top operation allows your top to open or close automatically.
Range Extender
Increases the remote range, allowing you to operate the top from the same distance as the door locks.
Full text setup in car display
Configure functions of the module to meet your personal preferences via our full text setup menu.
Passive / Invisible mode
Turn the whole module off with an easy key sequence. Ideal when letting someone else drive your car.
Separate window control
Raise and lower the windows separately by remote without activating the top.
Comfort window close
One-Touch operation when closing all windows simultaneously via the separate “all windows” button.
Full Rear Window control
Raise rear windows with top down.
Top convenience mode
Turning the ignition on or off does not interrupt convertible top operation.
Chirp-signal function
When locking and/or unlocking the car, the horn sounds briefly if desired.
Hazard Signals
Optionally the hazard blinkers are activated while top is operated from the remote.
Keyless Go top control
Open and close the top by touching the door handle three times.
Folding Mirrors
On models equipped with motorized mirrors, fold them in and out by remote.
Reversible plug-in installation
Remove any time allowing sale or return of a leased vehicle in it’s original condition.
Plug-n-Play Wiring harness
Custom designed plug-in-between wiring harness for extremely simple and quick installation included.
USB Port for easy setup / updates
This module can be configured and updated using any Mac or PC.
AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SL (R231)
Feature Overview:

Remote control of convertible top
Open/Close your convertible top using the original factory remote control key / key fob.
Open/Close the top while driving
Open/Close your top while driving. Speed programmable up to 60kmh.
One-Touch power convertible top
“One-Touch” convertible top operation allows your top to open or close automatically.
Range Extender
Increases the remote range, allowing you to operate the top from the same distance as the door locks.
Full text setup in car display
Configure functions of the module to meet your personal preferences via our full text setup menu.
Passive / Invisible mode
Turn the whole module off with an easy key sequence. Ideal when letting someone else drive your car.
Separate window control
Raise and lower the windows separately by remote without activating the top.
Comfort window close
One-Touch operation when closing all windows simultaneously via the separate “all windows” button.
Top convenience mode
Turning the ignition on or off does not interrupt convertible top operation.
Hazard Signals
Optionally the hazard blinkers are activated while top is operated from the remote.
Keyless Go top control
Open and close the top by touching the door handle three times.
Reversible plug-in installation
Remove any time allowing sale or return of a leased vehicle in it’s original condition.
Plug-n-Play Wiring harness
Custom designed plug-in-between wiring harness for extremely simple and quick installation included.
USB Port for easy setup / updates
This module can be configured and updated using any Mac or PC.
AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

New product enclosure: SmartTOP Convertible Top Controllers for Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL by Mods4cars 1/2

The outfit Mods4cars has completely redesigned the appearance of their signature product, the SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller. Effective immediately all shipped kits for Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL now sport the exclusive, custom designed slim-line enclosure. Thanks to its smaller size the module can be installed in even tighter spaces in the car. Due to less plastic and no screws being used, the new design is also more eco-friendly.

With the SmartTOP add-on kit installed, owners of the SLK and SL class convertibles can open or close the top fully automatically from the factory remote key fob. A quick push button combination is all that is needed to start the operation. No changes need to be made to the key fobs. From the center console switch the top can be lowered or raised with one-touch convenience and while the car is moving at slow speeds. It is no longer necessary to hold down the switch. This is a real time saver.

“With days getting shorter it is now more than ever enjoyable to benefit from the last rays of sunlight for the top-down experience. For our customers it’s a breeze. Thanks to the SmartTOP module all they need to do is tap the switch briefly to bring the top down. Once the sun begins to set, another quick tap brings the top back up, no need to pull over and keep holding that switch.” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow.

Apart from these main features each SmartTOP product comes with a host of bonus features to make the roadster lifestyle more enjoyable. On Mercedes SLK R171 and R172 it is possible to raise the small rear windows while the top is down. It is possible to activate an extended mode which will not interrupt an ongoing top operation when starting or stopping the engine. All models dramatically increase the range of the remote operation by using RF instead of IR signals and make it possible to activate the top from a long distance. All features are individually programmable and each module comes with a main switch to temporarily disable the entire product while retaining all user configurable settings.

“The names Mods4cars and SmartTOP stand for innovation. We continuously work on bringing new features and strive to make installation as simple as possible for our customers.” Sven Tornow continues. All modules come with custom made wiring adapters and harnesses that allow a quick and simple connection to the car electronics. The new enclosure comes with two LEDs which show current status or trouble codes. Each module also comes equipped with a standard USB port which allows firmware updates to be applied, all of which are available online free of charge.

SmartTOP modules are available for Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo. Almost all modern convertibles and roadsters are supported. SmartTOP kits are available for the following Mercedes-Benz models: SLK (R170, R171, R172), SL (R129, R230, R231), E-Class Convertible and CLK Convertible.

The kit for Mercedes SLK and SL is available from 249 Euros + tax.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP convertible top controller for Mercedes-Benz SL R231 is now available from stock

It enables opening and closing of the convertible top with one-touch operation while driving at slow speeds. Raising and lowering the top from the existing factory key fob remote is also possible with one-touch convenience: Up to the full RF range of the remote and without the need to hold down any button. A custom designed plug and play wiring adapter ensures simple installation.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP for Mercedes-Benz SL R231 Roadster available from January 2013

The SmartTOP convertible top add-on module for Mercedes-Benz SL R231 Roadster will be available beginning January 2013. With this module installed, the convertible top can be opened and closed while driving at slow speeds by just tapping the switch once. Thanks to the remote one-touch function one key press on the original key fob is all that is required to activate the top operation; gone is the annoyance of having to continually depress the top control button. An easy installation is guaranteed because of the specially developed plug-and-play wiring adapter.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !