I don't care much for the MB special tool, as a socket has to be used on the 3/8" drive extension to use it.
I have a BMW motorcycle "K" bike oil filter tool. It fits the filter the same as the MB tool, but in addition to being able to use a hex socket, it has a 3/8" drive square hole in the middle of it, so all I need is this tool, an acceptable length 3/8" drive extension, and a ratchet. Any BMW cycle shop should be able to get it, or maybe even stocks it! Been using mine for years, cost is 15 to 20 bucks.