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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  • Thierry Derp
    Thierry Derp

    where is the abarth badge ?

  • Stay Alive
    Stay Alive

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

  • James Gregory
    James Gregory

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

  • Mauricio Duarte
    Mauricio Duarte

    Mazda Speed?

  • Mitch Teichman
    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.

  • RoadKill 117
    RoadKill 117

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

  • nicolai winther
    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

  • Ryan Owens
    Ryan Owens

    Video starts at 1:29

  • car_ dude
    car_ dude

    The ////M emblem

  • sam steeno
    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..

  • 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?

  • 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

  • dubdaze68

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

  • Dustin L.W.
    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.

  • Elliott

    I put a BlueTEC badge on my amg wagon.

  • 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 .

  • Luis Sandoval
    Luis Sandoval

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

  • Kevin Z
    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!

  • Sean Bradley
    Sean Bradley

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

  • Drew Leslie
    Drew Leslie

    He can’t say Quattro or nismo

  • IceFIsh

    Mpower Mperformance Msport

  • Bruno Kunda
    Bruno Kunda

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

  • Chris

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

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    Racing Major

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  • Johnpaul Jones
    Johnpaul Jones

    Isn't that supra just a Z4?

  • Mazda RX-7
    Mazda RX-7

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

  • Problematic Kid
    Problematic Kid

    wtf, not an in depth explanation of the type r

  • Szymon Gryko
    Szymon Gryko

    Maybey a film about golf gti w12-650?

  • Troy H
    Troy H

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

  • Arnowa 9
    Arnowa 9

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

  • Blake Sinclair
    Blake Sinclair

    What about Ralliart or Evo?

  • Jackson Luke
    Jackson Luke

    Oh no sti 😐

  • sydjaguar

    You missed JCW and quadrofoligio (Alfa)

  • Arthur Beugelsdijk
    Arthur Beugelsdijk

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

  • ZeroDpi

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

  • sarah kaplan
    sarah kaplan

    mazdaspeed cars are never a disappointment.

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    Jeff Harris

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  • Reza Syah
    Reza Syah

    Theres Toyota TRD Sportivo in indonesia

  • Armin ah
    Armin ah

    Add civic sport too

  • Better With Rum
    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)

  • Cringe Master
    Cringe Master

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

  • J High
    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.

  • eric brimberry
    eric brimberry

    that hair on your shirt D:

  • Ian Visser
    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...

  • thewiz448

    Nismo also comes on the Frontier pickup!

  • Mr. miscellaneous
    Mr. miscellaneous

    Well at least the sponsor wasn't RaiD ShAdOW leGeNds

  • 。。。你爸爸

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

  • yordan carreno
    yordan carreno

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

  • Dawson Maddox
    Dawson Maddox

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

  • Steve Geier
    Steve Geier

    What about Volkswagen R Line ???

  • Pranav Gupta
    Pranav Gupta

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

  • 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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  • Raymond Lo
    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.

  • 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

  • T- Mills
    T- Mills

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

  • 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.

  • Donny Donster
    Donny Donster

    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

    ❤️ RALLIART ❤️

  • Thomas Bate
    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.