I really liked the Mintex pads I bought for my old VW Jetta. Brake Dust was dramatically reduced.
I've only heard mixed results at best when trying to go to aftermarket pads for MB's. I'd try seraching the archives though, seems like I remember a good thread or two on what brand worked for who.
'95 E420 - 'Shadowfax
'92 Volvo 740Turbo Bard
'74 240D - 'Ol' Green
' 4spd Manual 104kmi. (sold
'77 300D - 'Red
' 223kmi (sold)
'75 240D - 'Bianca the Blue Bomber