PORTLAND – It’s time for a re-do of the SLK, the car that in 1996 ushered in the era of the new-age “affordable” premium roadster, and originator Mercedes-Benz has made certain to address the original car’s foibles. Bolder stance, SLR-influenced styling for new SLK350 roadster. In the late 1990s, Mercedes, BMW AG and Porsche AG were heady with years of success, and each had decided to introduce “entry level” roadsters designed to grow the brand. Each had larger, more-expensive coupes ...

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