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SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SL R231 Roadster Available January 2013

Press release   •   Dec 27, 2012 23:18 IST

Las Vegas, NV (USA), December 27, 2012 -- Aftermarket automotive specialist Mods4cars will ring in the New Year with a new product. The SmartTOP convertible top controller for the just recently introduced Mercedes-Benz SL R231 Roadster will be ready to ship in January 2013. This end-user installable module allows opening and closing of the convertible top at slow speeds of up to 60km/h (~38mph). The top switch only needs to be tapped once. No more holding down for the duration of the operation is necessary.

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.

“Our customer can now close the top at the first sign of rain from within the street cafe.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow one of the many advantages of the SmartTOP module.

Also the optional factory Keyless-Go feature was integrated into Mods4cars’ newest product design. “Owners of the new SL can open or close the top by simply touching the driver’s side door handle while keeping the key in their pocket.” Sven Tornow continues. Additionally, the windows can be controlled separately from the top and optionally the starting or stopping of the engine will not interrupt an ongoing top operation. When needed, the entire module can be quickly disabled while retaining all user settings.

Installation and configuration of the convertible top module is simple and straightforward. A custom designed plug-and-pay wiring adapter is part of the kit. It connects the SmartTOP module to the vehicle electronics in a plug in between fashion without the need to tamper with any wires. The module sports a fully integrated setup mode, which allows adjusting all user configurable settings on the in-dash LCD with full and clear English text output. Thanks to the standard USB connection all settings and firmware updates can also be done with a Windows or Mac laptop. Updates and manuals are available free of charge at Mods4cars’ website.

The convertible top convenience extension kit for Mercedes-Benz SL R231 Roadster can be ordered now for 299 Euro + tax.

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

A demonstration of the features for SL R231 can be seen here:

Further details and purchasing information:

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.

Press & Media Contact:
Anja Lehmann
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
Las Vegas, NV 89119 - USA