PORTLAND, OR – Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. is increasing prices of its all-new SLK 350 roadster to $45,000, a 1% increase over its predecessor. In November, Mercedes will introduce an SLK 55 with a 5.5L AMG V-8 engine that will sticker below $60,000. SLK 350 starts at $45,000. The new SLK 350 goes on sale Sept. 1. Doug Worrell, product manager for coupes and convertibles, forecasts Mercedes will sell about 6,000 SLKs this year; 3,500 of those will be the all-new ’05 model. Worrell ...

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