It Does not stand for Special Edition! Origionally the 'S' stood for Super (as in top of the line) starting in the fifties with the ponton saloons. The 'E' does indeed stand for einspritzen, German for injection. I know you didnt ask, but the 'L' in 'SEL' denotes the long wheel base models, typically being 4 inches longer than standard to allow rear leg room. These days everything is injected, so now it is done by class (A/C/E/M/S etc). The S class being the best saloon available from mercedes.
My '61 220 S, My '61 220SE coupe and my '99 S430L !
· 1 decade ago