You are lucky to have survived that incident. I'll bet that sounded like an explosion in the cabin.
These MB products are deceptive in that they feel safe under any and all circumstances. Over confidence will get you killed. Been there, ALMOST done that. I'm down to maybe 5 of my 9 lives left! How about you, Shady? It sounds like you just used one up on that incident. How is your cholesterol, BTW?
The way you drive, it might be a good idea to get a fire extinguisher system and roll cage built into that vehicle, along with Nomex suits, 5 point harnesses, and full face helmets for you and your passengers.
"You aren't driving fast, till your passengers are screaming." "We were having fun till someone got hurt."