Sounds good, I'd love to hear that they are recovering. I have to admit that I never had a personal look on the current year's models. However, Mercedes has pissed off a lot of their customers here, and I'm afraid that they will have to perform for several years in a row to regain their trust.
It was not only their quality issues. The service they provided to their customers was ridiculous. 2 first-hand examples from relatives:
One had issues with his 2000 E-Class (after the guarantee expired). He was at the workshop of his local Mercedes branch 3 times. They exchanged several parts, but the problem kept showing. Finally, he tried an independent workshop. When he showed them the Mercedes workshop invoices, people could not believe their eyes. The Mercedes workshop actually charged him for exchanging parts that did not even exist in his car.
The other story from another relative was even better. After having brought his 2003 ML
to the local branch workshop for the x-th time for various problems, he received a letter from his insurance company, where they asked him to give a statement regarding his recent accident. He was a bit surprised, as he had none.
Turned out that an employee from the workshop took the car home after work. And since the ML
is so spacious, he drove to the local home-improvement market to make some purchases. Unfortunately, some guy on the parking lot crashed into the car, and they had to exchange the rear bumper.
Not only did they fail to inform their customer about this incident. Upon request, the workshop manager found all this completely normal. He claimed that they had so many problem fixes that they were not able to do test-drives after the repairs during working hours. So they encouraged their employees to take their customers' cars home after work, to check if everything was working. And after all, the incident was not that bad, and they repaired everything, so they did not understand why he made such a fuss out ouf it.