my 560 with oil cooler holds 10 quarts. I always drain it from the bottom. The junk is always at the bottom, and plus you get to see if there are any metal shavings.
Larry said a long time ago the last drop is the dirtiest.
Plus I like to get under the car and check everything else out too.
No Benzes in the stable at the moment, but itching for one again.
Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 300E Amg Hammer 88k mi sold
1992 500E 156k mi sold