In recent times I have been wondering if the suspension in various models of MB is up to scratch. Earlier in the year I was visiting friends in Portugal who live off a road which was a special stage in the World Cup Rally. To my surprise I found that the lowly hire car (latest type Opel Corsa) handled the very rough conditions better than 2 MBs (C class and a ML) -smoother ride, less kickback through the steering, more comfortable to sit in etc. Then where I live got a large number of speed humps. Driving all cars at a steady 30mph, a Megane outperformed in terms of suspension a SL, a ML and a new E Class. None of the Mercedes have what might be termed tired suspension. The worst performer over the speed humps was the new E Class. A friend and I took turns to drive the cars while the other was either a passenger or a spectator. The way the rear end of the E Class acted was quite alarming. OK the MBs were good on smooth roads but that is not much of an achievement.Has MB lost the plot where suspension is concerned? Happy Christmas to all.