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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  • where is the abarth badge ?

    Thierry DerpThierry DerpDag siden
  • You didn’t mention Infiniti’s “S” badge

    Stay AliveStay AliveDag siden
  • Just so many things wrong with the Audi segment...

    James GregoryJames GregoryDag siden
  • Mazda Speed?

    Mauricio DuarteMauricio DuarteDag siden
  • 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.

    Mitch TeichmanMitch TeichmanDag siden
  • Why is he so obsessed with the word Nesmo saying Nismo uncorrectly... It bothers me

    RoadKill 117RoadKill 117Dag siden
  • 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

    nicolai winthernicolai wintherDag siden
  • Video starts at 1:29

    Ryan OwensRyan OwensDag siden
  • The ////M emblem

    car_ dudecar_ dudeDag siden
  • 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..

    sam steenosam steenoDag siden
  • 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?

    KazumyKazumyDag siden
  • I realized a little too late that the e34 540 and M5 are my dream cars, they're like 40k+ now here T_T

    JuuldebuulJuuldebuulDag siden
  • You spelled "Volkswagen" wrong. Seriously, not the first time, either.

    dubdaze68dubdaze68Dag siden
  • 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.

    Dustin L.W.Dustin L.W.Dag siden
  • I put a BlueTEC badge on my amg wagon.

    ElliottElliottDag siden
  • 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 .

    Spiritcr1jsherSpiritcr1jsherDag siden
  • You didn’teven explain which ones are fake performance badges...

    Luis SandovalLuis SandovalDag siden
  • 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!

    Kevin ZKevin ZDag siden
  • As an Audi A3 owner, Quattro is the AWD system. But you’re right about s-line being normal.

    Sean BradleySean BradleyDag siden
  • He can’t say Quattro or nismo

    Drew LeslieDrew LeslieDag siden
  • Mpower Mperformance Msport

    IceFIshIceFIshDag siden
  • how to make car be fast 1. buy badge 2. put on car 3. car make fast

    Bruno KundaBruno Kunda2 dager siden
  • Amg line. S line. St line. N line. I hate this trend so damn much

    ChrisChris2 dager siden
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    Racing MajorRacing Major2 dager siden
  • Isn't that supra just a Z4?

    Johnpaul JonesJohnpaul Jones2 dager siden
  • May I ask, if the Toyota has TOYOTA RACING DEVELOPMENT, Why Toyota Build the Gazoo Racing?

    Mazda RX-7Mazda RX-72 dager siden
  • wtf, not an in depth explanation of the type r

    Problematic KidProblematic Kid2 dager siden
  • Maybey a film about golf gti w12-650?

    Szymon GrykoSzymon Gryko2 dager siden
  • Love how you put the m135i in the m performance when it makes 322 hp

    Troy HTroy H2 dager siden
  • Soooooooo I guess we don't talk about SRT. We talk about Hyundai but no mention of the SRT line.

    Arnowa 9Arnowa 92 dager siden
  • What about Ralliart or Evo?

    Blake SinclairBlake Sinclair2 dager siden
  • Oh no sti 😐

    Jackson LukeJackson Luke2 dager siden
  • You missed JCW and quadrofoligio (Alfa)

    sydjaguarsydjaguar2 dager siden
  • What a bullsh*t video! You have to look at real S, RS cars. Not S line. Same with the M.

    Arthur BeugelsdijkArthur Beugelsdijk2 dager siden
  • love how toyota was one of the only ones without flaws in his overview lmao

    ZeroDpiZeroDpi2 dager siden
  • mazdaspeed cars are never a disappointment.

    sarah kaplansarah kaplan2 dager siden
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    Jeff HarrisJeff Harris2 dager siden
  • Theres Toyota TRD Sportivo in indonesia

    Reza SyahReza Syah2 dager siden
  • Add civic sport too

    Armin ahArmin ah2 dager siden
  • @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)

    Better With RumBetter With Rum2 dager siden
  • Chevrolet’s RS badge back in the 60s meant business, now it means black wheels and RS plastered everywhere

    Cringe MasterCringe Master2 dager siden
  • 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.

    J HighJ High2 dager siden
  • that hair on your shirt D:

    eric brimberryeric brimberry2 dager siden
  • 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...

    Ian VisserIan Visser2 dager siden
  • Nismo also comes on the Frontier pickup!

    thewiz448thewiz4482 dager siden
  • Well at least the sponsor wasn't RaiD ShAdOW leGeNds

    Mr. miscellaneousMr. miscellaneous2 dager siden
  • porsche and vw be like: what happened to gt/R and turbo/gtrs?

    。。。你爸爸。。。你爸爸2 dager siden
  • You forgot the TRD emblem ! Lol it’s more of a trim upgrade than performance now

    yordan carrenoyordan carreno2 dager siden
  • We need round 2 with R/T and SRT and other cars

    Dawson MaddoxDawson Maddox2 dager siden
  • What about Volkswagen R Line ???

    Steve GeierSteve Geier2 dager siden
  • BMW tells you that the "M Sport Package" doesn't add any horsepower, just changes the looks

    Pranav GuptaPranav Gupta2 dager siden
  • 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

    0070072 dager siden
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    Maria ShawMaria Shaw2 dager siden
  • M is the most abused badge every used to suck people's money of the wallet... Ok, except the M2 and older M3s.

    Raymond LoRaymond Lo2 dager siden
  • 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

    DeMøhDeMøh2 dager siden
  • You should have mentioned Acura’s ASpec line. Complete waste of money.

    T- MillsT- Mills2 dager siden
  • 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.

    ThomasThomas2 dager siden
  • Why buy a Camry XLE V6 or XSE V6 when the Camry TRD is 3,000-4000 bucks cheaper with better handling? ;)

    Donny DonsterDonny Donster2 dager siden
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    Luke HulseLuke Hulse2 dager siden
  • 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.

    Thomas BateThomas Bate2 dager siden