SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SL R231 Now Available

The aftermarket convertible top module offered by automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars is now available for the new Mercedes-Benz SL R231. It allows drivers to open and close the top while the car is moving at slow speeds with the touch of a button. Additionally the top can be operated from the original key fob remote with one-touch convenience. A custom designed plug-and-play wiring adapter is part of the kit.

Las Vegas, NV, January 24, 2013 --( Effective immediately, the SmartTOP convertible top controller offered by Mods4cars for the new Mercedes-Benz SL R231 Roadster is available for purchase and promises added convenience for the upcoming convertible season. The add-on module makes it possible to open and close the convertible top while driving at slow speeds (up to 60 km/h / ~38mph). Thanks to the built-in full auto one-touch operation it is not necessary to hold down the console switch; a quick tap is enough.

The module also allows one-touch control of the top from the original factory remote key fob. A quick key combination on the fob is enough to raise or lower the top. Additionally the SmartTOP increases the range for remote top operations. It is not necessary any more to stand right next to the car and hold down the button. No changes are necessary to the original fobs and receiver system.

“Apart from these main features we were able to integrate a couple of neat bonus features into the module,” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. The factory provided keyless go system was taken into consideration and you can open or close the top just by tapping the door handle without the need to take the key out of the pocket. Independent remote operation of the windows and starting or stopping the engine while the top is being operated is possible as well.

Like all SmartTOP modules before, this product comes with a full set of user programmable features, including a simple way to turn the entire module off while keeping all user preferences. All programming is done via the fully integrated clear text setup menu which displays all options and settings in the dash display. The module is equipped with a standard USB port for quick and easy PC or Mac based configuration and firmware updates. The support software and updates are available online and free of charge. This is a unique service in this product segment.

Installation of the kit is very simple and straightforward thanks to the included, custom designed plug-and-play wiring adapter. This adapter is manufactured using original OEM quality plugs and connectors and connects the module to the car electronics by simply connecting it in between. No wires need to be cut or spliced; the kit can be removed without leaving any traces.

SmartTOP convertible top modules are available for: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The kit for Mercedes-Benz SL R231 Roadster is available for 299 Euros + tax.

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.
Mods4cars LLC
Anja Lehmann