'00 E430 brake pads usages:
First front pads at 10k miles - Pagid, less dust than OE pads
Second front pads at 22k miles - ATE, much more dust than OE and Pagid
Third front pads + front rotors + first rear pads at 35k miles - front is Textar, rear is Pagid, very little dust and no noise
The reason that the pads does not last very long is the car has about 70% city driving and speed limit in Irvine - Newport Beach streets are mostly 45mph up to 55mph on some street, so that hard braking is the norm.
But buying parts online and have my indy shop do the work, I saved at least 50% compares with my local MB dealer.
'00 E430 Brilliant Silver/Ash