Must be a German thing...the jacks in my MBs are similar in design as the original jack in my old VW...
...anyway, I put one of those cheapo creeper jacks in each of the cars for emergency. I feel better using one of those in a pinch than the OEM jacks any day!
2009 ML350 (84K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (71K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (124K) - My daily driver
2012 Mustang V6 (60K) - Daughter's car