Steve, I agree with your assessment of the tire wear due to specifics of the MB suspension. However, I'm still doubtful, if Michelins will last that much longer than other tires (sorry). I admit a VERY limited knowledge of MBs (total of 50,000 miles-laughable, really). But I'll stay with my previous statements. However, I'll give you this - If any one of my cars was worth more than $15K, I would consider Michelins. But, A) none does, and B) I'm on the budget (at least for now). So, I'm always looking for a reasonable good tire for a reasonable price.
1985 190D 2.2l Sold-to Brother-in-law
1996 Mustang 3.8l -"thinks it's a sports car"
1988 Grand Wagoneer - Sold (good home)
1995 Grand Cherokee Ltd -"What was I thinking??!!"