The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a range o executive-size caurs manufactured bi Mercedes-Benz in various engine an body configurations. The E initially stood for Einspritzmotor, (German for fuel injection); a new feature in volume production vehicles at the time that the E-Class first appeared, with the E as a suffix to the engine nomenclature (e.g. 230E) in the 1950s. It wisna until the launch o the facelifted W124 that the E wis uised as a prefix (i.e. E220) an the model referred to offeecially as the E-Class (or E-Klasse). At this time all Mercedes caurs uised fuel injection an the company felt it wisna necessary to add this as a distinguishing feature. Due to the E-Class's size an durability, the caurs also frequently serve as taxis in European kintras. Aulder models like the W123 an W124 ar uised in Malaysie as inter-state taxis, an the W211 is uised in Singapore as a taxi. Mercedes-Benz also offers special-purpose vehicles (e.g. police or ambulance modifications) frae the factory.