Which Performance Badges Are a Scam?

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BMW has M. Nissan has Nismo. Ford has ST. If you see one of these badges, you know the car is serious...Or is it? Maybe some of these badges are...lying? Join Nolan as he explores the history of all of you favorite badges: BMW M, Nissan Nismo, Ford ST, Mercedes-Benz, AMG, Audi S, Hyundai N, Acura and HondaType R- and whether or not they mean anything anymore. This is a spicy one!
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Muddati: 12:23


Thierry Derp
Thierry Derp - Kun oldin
where is the abarth badge ?
Stay Alive
Stay Alive - Kun oldin
You didn’t mention Infiniti’s “S” badge
James Gregory
James Gregory - Kun oldin
Just so many things wrong with the Audi segment...
Mauricio Duarte
Mauricio Duarte - Kun oldin
Mazda Speed?
Mitch Teichman
Mitch Teichman - 2 kun oldin
This video is misleading as it pertains to the M performance models. There are several that add a lot of actual performance and not just looks. Are they “real’ M cars no but the current 2020 M340i is faster than the last gen M3. It has 380+ HP and 3.8 second 0-60 per many car publications. This car is no joke.
RoadKill 117
RoadKill 117 - 2 kun oldin
Why is he so obsessed with the word Nesmo saying Nismo uncorrectly... It bothers me
nicolai winther
nicolai winther - 2 kun oldin
atleast for VAG the "line" variants (S line and R line) are options to get special equipment (seats, exterior, audio equipment etc.) to compare the Lines to real S or R cars is kinda dumb. you do get a performance boost in the R and S
Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens - 2 kun oldin
Video starts at 1:29
car_ dude
car_ dude - 2 kun oldin
The ////M emblem
sam steeno
sam steeno - 2 kun oldin
soo many ads wtf.. 3 million subscribers–surely you can afford to make good content without all this irrelevant trash thats purely there to make your pockets fatter..
Kazumy - 2 kun oldin
Wait...am I missing something or why isn't VW GTi and R in this list?
Forgot about it or nothing to say about it?
Juuldebuul - 2 kun oldin
I realized a little too late that the e34 540 and M5 are my dream cars, they're like 40k+ now here T_T
dubdaze68 - 2 kun oldin
You spelled "Volkswagen" wrong. Seriously, not the first time, either.
Dustin L.W.
Dustin L.W. - 2 kun oldin
I think Audi did the best job of badging their cars by making the “S” cars and then the “RS” cars, clearly separating the 2 levels of performance. AMG and M are diluting their brands by putting their names on cars like the C43 and the M340i, etc. They should have separated them more clearly from the real AMG and M cars.
Elliott - 2 kun oldin
I put a BlueTEC badge on my amg wagon.
Spiritcr1jsher - 2 kun oldin
Ford is one of the only companies to actually put performance badges that mean something. St focus is completely different from a regular st and any mustang with a cobra symbol is going to be a real deal .
Luis Sandoval
Luis Sandoval - 2 kun oldin
You didn’teven explain which ones are fake performance badges...
Kevin Z
Kevin Z - 2 kun oldin
Anyone know how that focus st got the license plate on the passenger side of the grille? They don’t have tow hooks and I’d love to do that for mine!
Sean Bradley
Sean Bradley - 2 kun oldin
As an Audi A3 owner, Quattro is the AWD system. But you’re right about s-line being normal.
Drew Leslie
Drew Leslie - 2 kun oldin
He can’t say Quattro or nismo
IceFIsh - 2 kun oldin
Mpower Mperformance Msport
Bruno Kunda
Bruno Kunda - 2 kun oldin
how to make car be fast
1. buy badge
2. put on car
3. car make fast
Chris - 2 kun oldin
Amg line. S line. St line. N line. I hate this trend so damn much
Racing Major
Racing Major - 2 kun oldin
DONUT MEDIA IS A MAAAAAN!!! Im out of my comfort zone but I had to ask Guys I'm trying to launch a good youtube channel ABOUT CARS so please subscribe me I will subscribe to you. Thanks a LOT !
Johnpaul Jones
Johnpaul Jones - 2 kun oldin
Isn't that supra just a Z4?
Mazda RX-7
Mazda RX-7 - 2 kun oldin
May I ask, if the Toyota has TOYOTA RACING DEVELOPMENT, Why Toyota Build the Gazoo Racing?
Problematic Kid
Problematic Kid - 2 kun oldin
wtf, not an in depth explanation of the type r
Szymon Gryko
Szymon Gryko - 2 kun oldin
Maybey a film about golf gti w12-650?
Troy H
Troy H - 2 kun oldin
Love how you put the m135i in the m performance when it makes 322 hp
Arnowa 9
Arnowa 9 - 2 kun oldin
Soooooooo I guess we don't talk about SRT. We talk about Hyundai but no mention of the SRT line.
Blake Sinclair
Blake Sinclair - 2 kun oldin
What about Ralliart or Evo?
Jackson Luke
Jackson Luke - 2 kun oldin
Oh no sti 😐
sydjaguar - 2 kun oldin
You missed JCW and quadrofoligio (Alfa)
Arthur Beugelsdijk
Arthur Beugelsdijk - 2 kun oldin
What a bullsh*t video!
You have to look at real S, RS cars. Not S line.
Same with the M.
ZeroDpi - 2 kun oldin
love how toyota was one of the only ones without flaws in his overview lmao
sarah kaplan
sarah kaplan - 2 kun oldin
mazdaspeed cars are never a disappointment.
Jeff Harris
Jeff Harris - 2 kun oldin
Honey seems like spyware to me.
Reza Syah
Reza Syah - 2 kun oldin
Theres Toyota TRD Sportivo in indonesia
Armin ah
Armin ah - 2 kun oldin
Add civic sport too
Better With Rum
Better With Rum - 2 kun oldin
@7:00 Nolan, who wrote this script. They just f**ked you. The S cars are different then the S-line trim cars. This has been going on for a while. Both of my '08 A4s were S-Line cars with zero confusion that I was only getting some nice bits and not the completely different motor in the S4. The 4.2L V8 in the S4 isn't a style difference, it's a completely different animal than the 3.2 V6 (which was pathetic) or the eco tuned 2.0T (EA888 gen1 motor)
Cringe Master
Cringe Master - 2 kun oldin
Chevrolet’s RS badge back in the 60s meant business, now it means black wheels and RS plastered everywhere
J High
J High - 2 kun oldin
FYI Nolan (at the 10:13 videomark), the kid was playing a "kazoo" not a "gazoo". The Great Gazoo was Fred an Barney's outer space buddy on The Flintstones.
eric brimberry
eric brimberry - 2 kun oldin
that hair on your shirt D:
Ian Visser
Ian Visser - 2 kun oldin
Quattro isnt Audi performance line, their performance line is the RS line, TTRS is nothing like the standard TT for instance. Quattro is passive 4wd, which is basically a 'you will never spin out' logo, if you see a Quattro, you wont beat it off the line and you wont beat it in the corners, but you can atleast mock them by doing a burnout, which is impossible with a quattro, unless it has serious torque figures, at which point you should be scared if u agreed to a race...
thewiz448 - 2 kun oldin
Nismo also comes on the Frontier pickup!
Mr. miscellaneous
Mr. miscellaneous - 2 kun oldin
Well at least the sponsor wasn't RaiD ShAdOW leGeNds
。。。你爸爸 - 2 kun oldin
porsche and vw be like: what happened to gt/R and turbo/gtrs?
yordan carreno
yordan carreno - 2 kun oldin
You forgot the TRD emblem ! Lol it’s more of a trim upgrade than performance now
Dawson Maddox
Dawson Maddox - 2 kun oldin
We need round 2 with R/T and SRT and other cars
Steve Geier
Steve Geier - 2 kun oldin
What about Volkswagen R Line ???
Pranav Gupta
Pranav Gupta - 2 kun oldin
BMW tells you that the "M Sport Package" doesn't add any horsepower, just changes the looks
007 - 2 kun oldin
I hate that dodge made the challenger and charger GT look like v8 models. All show no go and let’s not forget the fake hellcat logos the owners but on them. So sad
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Maria Shaw - 2 kun oldin
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Raymond Lo
Raymond Lo - 2 kun oldin
M is the most abused badge every used to suck people's money of the wallet... Ok, except the M2 and older M3s.
DeMøh - 2 kun oldin
I dont Unserstand why people hate this?its not scam. Not everyone has Money for a AMG or RS so they buy a AMG line or S-Line
T- Mills
T- Mills - 3 kun oldin
You should have mentioned Acura’s ASpec line. Complete waste of money.
Thomas - 3 kun oldin
You forgot about LEXUS F .Only IS F, RC F, GS F, LC 500 and LFA are true high performance vehicles while F Sport is just visual upgrades like interior and exterior upgrades.
Donny Donster
Donny Donster - 3 kun oldin
Why buy a Camry XLE V6 or XSE V6 when the Camry TRD is 3,000-4000 bucks cheaper with better handling? ;)
Luke Hulse
Luke Hulse - 3 kun oldin
Thomas Bate
Thomas Bate - 3 kun oldin
To be fair. You got the BMW wrong. M-Performance is still a proper performance badge as only the most powerful engines are available in M-Performance spec. The difference between a BMW 230i and an M240i is about 90bhp which is a lot, they also get better tyres. The M-Sport I think you're alluding to is where it is purely trim level as a difference.