Cheap is spreading everywhere.
Last night I changed oil/filter on a 2002 Honda Civic. Took a look at the genuine dealer filter. Clearly stamped were the words "Made by Fram Filter Corp."
Went to Wal-mart today and studied the inerts of the Fram sold there for this car . Same as what I got from the dealer.
It seems these days that MB is not the only auto mfg. cutting corners.