Automatic transmission fluid level checking is done with engine idling; car parked on level surface. Best to do after driving for 15 miles or so in order to get it fully warmed up.
What MB make are you checking?
1991 300-SEL - Model 126
M103 - SOHC
James Madison - Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.
Liberty Firearms Training - After years of trying to regulate California criminals with a never ending stream of gun control laws they have still not given up with the belief that if they make something a crime that criminals will miraculously start obeying the law.