MB started using hydraulic compensators on the V8 in 1974.
The 6 cyl didn't see the hydraulics until the debut of the 103 engine.
The 4 cyl in the 190E was the first 4 cyl to use hydraulics also.
And the 60X series diesels were the first diesels to use the hydraulic elements. This info is for the US.
With the exception of exotic sports cars I would dare to say that practically all car manufacturers use some type of hydraulic compensating.
92 Volvo 740 Wagon aka "Mutt mover"