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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    1. Thierry Derp

      where is the abarth badge ?

    2. Stay Alive

      You didn’t mention Infiniti’s “S” badge

    3. James Gregory

      Just so many things wrong with the Audi segment...

    4. Mauricio Duarte

      Mazda Speed?

    5. Mitch Teichman

      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.

    6. RoadKill 117

      Why is he so obsessed with the word Nesmo saying Nismo uncorrectly... It bothers me

    7. nicolai winther

      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

    8. Ryan Owens

      Video starts at 1:29

    9. car_ dude

      The ////M emblem

    10. sam steeno

      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..

    11. Kazumy

      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?

    12. Juuldebuul

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

    13. dubdaze68

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

    14. Dustin L.W.

      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.

    15. Elliott

      I put a BlueTEC badge on my amg wagon.

    16. Spiritcr1jsher

      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 .

    17. Luis Sandoval

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

    18. Kevin Z

      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!

    19. Sean Bradley

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

    20. Drew Leslie

      He can’t say Quattro or nismo

    21. IceFIsh

      Mpower Mperformance Msport

    22. Bruno Kunda

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

    23. Chris

      Amg line. S line. St line. N line. I hate this trend so damn much

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    25. Johnpaul Jones

      Isn't that supra just a Z4?

    26. Mazda RX-7

      May I ask, if the Toyota has TOYOTA RACING DEVELOPMENT, Why Toyota Build the Gazoo Racing?

    27. Problematic Kid

      wtf, not an in depth explanation of the type r

    28. Szymon Gryko

      Maybey a film about golf gti w12-650?

    29. Troy H

      Love how you put the m135i in the m performance when it makes 322 hp

    30. Arnowa 9

      Soooooooo I guess we don't talk about SRT. We talk about Hyundai but no mention of the SRT line.

    31. Blake Sinclair

      What about Ralliart or Evo?

    32. Jackson Luke

      Oh no sti 😐

    33. sydjaguar

      You missed JCW and quadrofoligio (Alfa)

    34. Arthur Beugelsdijk

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

    35. ZeroDpi

      love how toyota was one of the only ones without flaws in his overview lmao

    36. sarah kaplan

      mazdaspeed cars are never a disappointment.

    37. Jeff Harris

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    38. Reza Syah

      Theres Toyota TRD Sportivo in indonesia

    39. Armin ah

      Add civic sport too

    40. Better With Rum

      @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)

    41. Cringe Master

      Chevrolet’s RS badge back in the 60s meant business, now it means black wheels and RS plastered everywhere

    42. J High

      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.

    43. eric brimberry

      that hair on your shirt D:

    44. Ian Visser

      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...

    45. thewiz448

      Nismo also comes on the Frontier pickup!

    46. Mr. miscellaneous

      Well at least the sponsor wasn't RaiD ShAdOW leGeNds

    47. 。。。你爸爸

      porsche and vw be like: what happened to gt/R and turbo/gtrs?

    48. yordan carreno

      You forgot the TRD emblem ! Lol it’s more of a trim upgrade than performance now

    49. Dawson Maddox

      We need round 2 with R/T and SRT and other cars

    50. Steve Geier

      What about Volkswagen R Line ???

    51. Pranav Gupta

      BMW tells you that the "M Sport Package" doesn't add any horsepower, just changes the looks

    52. 007

      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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    54. Raymond Lo

      M is the most abused badge every used to suck people's money of the wallet... Ok, except the M2 and older M3s.

    55. DeMøh

      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

    56. T- Mills

      You should have mentioned Acura’s ASpec line. Complete waste of money.

    57. Thomas

      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.

    58. Donny Donster

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

    59. Luke Hulse

      ❤️ RALLIART ❤️

    60. Thomas Bate

      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.