The SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller module for Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 allows top operation while driving with just a touch of the button. The top can also be opened or closed from the original factory key remote. Mods4cars just added anoth
The aftermarket SmartTOP module offered by Mods4cars for Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 makes it possible to open or close the hard top while driving at speeds of up to 60 km/h (~38 mph). Thanks to the one-touch operation, a quick touch is sufficient to start the operation. The top can also be controlled from the original factory remote, using long range RF signals and with full automatic one-touch mode.
Just recently aftermarket electronics specialist Mods4cars added another feature to the module: The side mirrors (factory option for motorized mirrors is required) can now be folded in or out automatically. Two different modes of operation are selectable. They can either be folded in by using a quick button sequence on the remote or they always automatically fold in when the car is locked. Upon unlocking and opening the driver's door they automatically fold back out.
"We are happy to be able to offer our customers even more comfort and convenience by adding this new feature." says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. "It is now possible to fold the mirrors in at any time from the remote as needed." he continues. The full-auto mode saves time and protects the car for people always having to park in tight spaces.
Existing customers get to benefit from the new feature the same way new ones do. All SmartTOP Convertible Top Controllers come equipped with a USB port for quick and easy firmware updates and product configuration via support software available for PC and Mac. Like all other updates, this one is free of charge and available online on the outfit's website. SmartTOP is a smart investment; owners will always benefit from added features down the road.
The SmartTOP module for the Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 offers a host of bonus features and benefits: Extended range of the remote (RF instead of IR signals), remote control commands for top and windows independently from each other, all 4 windows can be raised while the top is down and it is possible to program the module to give a quick horn chirp confirmation when locking or unlocking the car. An extended mode can be activated which allows top operation to continue while the engine is being started or stopped. Also the entire module can be temporarily disabled via the convenient clear text in-dash setup-menu while retaining all user configurable settings. The kit comes with a full plug-and-play wiring adapter that makes installing and removing possible without leaving any traces or damage.
Mods4cars offers SmartTOP Convertible Top kits for Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen: Pretty much all popular modern convertible and roadster models are covered. Kits are available for previous versions of the SLK (R170) and SLK (R171) as well. The SmartTOP kit retails for 249 Euros + tax.
A demonstration can be seen here:
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.
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