The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers consumers the choice of an executive size vehicle. A variety of body and engine configurations are available with this class of vehicles. When the E-Class was first introduced, the E in the name stood for Einspritzung. In German, this means fuel injection. This was a new feature that had just gone into volume production when the first E-Class came onto the market. Initially, the E was added to the end of the model number and it was not until the W124 that the E was actually added to the model as prefix, such as with the E220. In 1994, the E320 was offered in sedan as well as cabriolet and coupe body styles. With a 18.5 gallon tank, the E320 is capable of achieving 18 miles per gall on in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the open highway.
Due to the durability and size this class of vehicles offered, it has sometimes served its purpose as taxis in many European countries. In fact, this use for the E-Class has become so popular that Mercedes-Benz even offers taxi specifications straight from the factory.