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I’ve never driven a SL63 or a Porsche however, from everything I read you should get a car (r231) that has ABC. Mine has it so I’m biased but on some other sites where people have owned both (ABC & without) they all much prefer the ABC.
 
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As an update, I have driven a facelifted 2019 SL63. I really liked the car, and have done some more research into the SL63 in general. It seems there may be a couple of major inherent engine issues, one of which is expensive to fix (timing chain stretched) but may have been resolved on cars built after a certain date. The second (cylinder liner issues in cylinders 1 and 5), is likely to be much more expensive to resolve and could required an engine replacement or rebuild.

I’d be grateful if anyone could provide any further knowledge on the 2 issues above as well as any others I need to be aware of (is there a boot seal issue?). I’m looking at cars from 2015 through to facelifted 2017 cars as the main options for me.

I would greatly appreciate any constructive feedback that anyone could give.

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Mark
 

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As an update, I have driven a facelifted 2019 SL63. I really liked the car, and have done some more research into the SL63 in general. It seems there may be a couple of major inherent engine issues, one of which is expensive to fix (timing chain stretched) but may have been resolved on cars built after a certain date. The second (cylinder liner issues in cylinders 1 and 5), is likely to be much more expensive to resolve and could required an engine replacement or rebuild.

I’d be grateful if anyone could provide any further knowledge on the 2 issues above as well as any others I need to be aware of (is there a boot seal issue?). I’m looking at cars from 2015 through to facelifted 2017 cars as the main options for me.

I would greatly appreciate any constructive feedback that anyone could give.

Thanks & Regards

Mark

Neither is an issue on the stock post 2014 cars you are looking at.
 

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As above, the timing chain issue was resolved from late 2013> models with the M157 engine.

Avoid a remapped engine unless you can guarantee it was done at a reputable tuner like MSL or GAD.
A bad remap can cause bent conrods, and expensive engine failure.
 
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Thanks to you both for the feedback. I appreciate you passing in the information, it echo’s what I was told by an independent today.
 

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Thanks to you both for the feedback. I appreciate you passing in the information, it echo’s what I was told by an independent today.

Good luck with the search, it is an exciting and rewarding process, I believe you are going about it the right way, doing your research etc. It's a fabulous car, I am still enjoying mine every time I drive it, with a big grin from ear to ear.
 


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