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. Joseph Kolinski

    Joseph Kolinski14 мүнөт мурун

    You can't forget about the hellcat from Dodge or the srt line

  2. S4N0

    S4N055 мүнөт мурун

    In my country every single merc benz car has amg badge on it but to be sure both are shit

  3. shintot

    shintotСаат мурун

    Like the Toyota you can see the badge TRD

  4. hansdietrich83

    hansdietrich832 саат мурун

    Waiting for the day, donut actually shows an M5 when talking about them

  5. hansdietrich83

    hansdietrich832 саат мурун

    4:30 minutes to get to the point... And then so much misinformation.

  6. Ethan Davis

    Ethan Davis3 саат мурун

    Are we not gonna talk about TRD? Almost every toyota has a TRD version with fake quad exhaust, different wheels and suspension, riced out wings, and absolutely no added power or torque. Worked as a Toyota sales man and this was super cringe. I do have to hand it to the TRD 86 though for being sick af

  7. Suq Madiq

    Suq Madiq5 саат мурун

    My wife paints her Tampons red so she goes faster.

  8. Jan Badertscher

    Jan Badertscher5 саат мурун

    Is this the common pronunciation of Hyundai in the US?

  9. The Haxx

    The Haxx7 саат мурун

    With BMWs, "M Sport" and "M Performance" mean different things. M Sport is just a trim level with sportier styling, firmer suspension and better brakes, whereas M Performance cars are pretty fast while still being comfortable enough to daily. The new G20 M340i for example is quite close in performance to the F80 M3.

  10. 웅이

    웅이7 саат мурун

    I'll tell you all the offenders: A Spec (Acura) Nismo (Nissan) F Sport (Lexus) TRD (Toyota) HRC (Honda)

  11. Mrluvshack

    Mrluvshack9 саат мурун

    Didn't talk about STI

  12. Andrew Emond

    Andrew Emond10 саат мурун

    guys you forgot dodge in this episode

  13. Efren Munoz

    Efren Munoz10 саат мурун

    I thought the same about the Explorer ST. But it's Interceptor Utility version outperformed the Dodge Interceptor in every category except city fuel economy. I understand that the Explorer ST is not spec'd like the Interceptor Utility, but the IU also has the weight of a tank

  14. ColoradoStuff

    ColoradoStuff10 саат мурун

    The way you say NisssMo is fckin awful

  15. Home Lackin

    Home Lackin11 саат мурун


  16. Arron Dentinger

    Arron Dentinger11 саат мурун

    No mention of Cadillac's V line of cars? Have you ever driven them? Pretty impressive!

  17. Barrett Wilson

    Barrett Wilson12 саат мурун

    Me: Watching This Video and Minding My Business *Gets an Advertisement for the brand new 2020 Dodge Durango SRT*😂😂

  18. Sergio Romero

    Sergio Romero12 саат мурун

    Cadillac: V = FAST!!!

  19. liam something

    liam something14 саат мурун

    You forgot about Toyota's new TRD trim offered in the Camry and Avalon which are purely cosmetic.

  20. Manz

    Manz14 саат мурун

    Lol. Yep. Love when these fake badged out turbo4, v6 cars think they can beat a little old 2008 mustang gt 😂

  21. Manz

    Manz14 саат мурун

    Lol I've never seen an ST and thought fast

  22. pete

    pete15 саат мурун

    HELLO!! you missed/walked by a SCAM! the BM-YOTA Supra?? the SUBA-YOTA 86??? one built in a BMW plant made with Z4 parts, the other built by Subaru? thats a BADGE scam, BABEEEEY! who wrote this episode?

  23. higglee

    higglee15 саат мурун

    You forgot nissan patrol nismo Middle East version

  24. Jacob Green

    Jacob Green15 саат мурун

    1. The title doesn’t make sense, because your talking about trim levels. Just because an Audi has the s line trim level or the merc has the amg line package doesnt give you the rs/s badge on the car from Audi, and neither do you get an Amg badge On the mercs with just the amg line trim level. 2. Quattro is Audi’s 4 wheel drive system and the same thing with the 4matic system in mercs 3. If you can call a bmw m235i a scam, you are a jerk. The 235i is not as much an m car like an m2, but with only 45 more horsepower’s 40 more torque, you can’t compare it with the amg line to the fully blooded amg’s. You are actually getting what you paid for and a lot more I you compare the prices and specs with the m235i and m2.

  25. Jacob Green

    Jacob Green16 саат мурун

    You Actually dont know anything about cars

  26. Deep K

    Deep K16 саат мурун

    Dont seem like you understand what are you talking about.Non of those car makers represent sports styling as sports version and they should not have any power increase.If you want daily car with sporty seats and a bit better looking than regular street car than go for sports styling.If you can affoard and hungry for a power than get sports version.These cars are built for different budgets so you get what you pay for.Fair deal.What is fake than thats you channel bcause you havent done your home work and spreading out some false news

  27. Elias D

    Elias D16 саат мурун

    Song playing in the backround on the first part of the video is by fox morrow and called glitterati. You're welcome :)

  28. Michael Anthony Alvarez

    Michael Anthony Alvarez16 саат мурун

    Ford also made ST Line which is so much less than an ST!!!

  29. kazanyemmi

    kazanyemmi18 саат мурун

    Subaru cross trek STI litterly is just a spoiler, stickers and ugly alloy wheels..

  30. Desmond Smith

    Desmond Smith18 саат мурун

    ....how do you not mention the chevy? like the zo6 or zr1 vette? camaro rs, ss, or z28?

  31. David

    David18 саат мурун

    Forgot the golf r

  32. Simon Otto Dünnweber

    Simon Otto Dünnweber19 саат мурун

    Mercedes AMG-Line, VW R-Line, Audi s-Line Is alle just style packs for the car.

  33. Jamie

    Jamie20 саат мурун

    This video is crap, Audi doesn’t put Quattro on cars for performance. IT’S THE NAME FOR THEIR AWD SYSTEM 🤦‍♂️

  34. Jamie

    Jamie20 саат мурун

    9 M cars in total. Missed the M3

  35. Sonydestino1145

    Sonydestino114520 саат мурун

    Fun fact: st used to be SVT

  36. Steve 30x

    Steve 30x21 саат мурун

    What's Knee sawn and knee smo?

  37. Quan Pham

    Quan Pham21 саат мурун

    Go drive a base 2 series and then drive the M sport 240. It's a huge difference in power and handling. Same goes for a C300 and a C43 AMG... and that's not the full blown C63 AMG. With MB there's an AMG line made specifically for looks. Those vehicles do not sport an AMG badge. There is the intro AMG cars, i.e. CLA 45 AMG, GLA 45 AMG, C43 AMG, E43 &53 AMG, CLS 53 AMG, GLE 43 & 53 AMG....all these will spank the shit out of 95% of the cars on the road. These aren't even the full blown 63. This concept does the same for BMW M and Audi S and RS line.

  38. Steve 30x

    Steve 30x21 саат мурун

    When I see the ST badge on a Ford it reminds me of a sanitary item used by women

  39. Mr Nothing

    Mr Nothing21 саат мурун

    If you didnt knew toyota supra mk5 is known as bmw supra ciz most parts are bmw parts

  40. Boopadin

    Boopadin21 саат мурун

    You pointed out the M240i as being a scam. The M240i is miles faster than the other 2 series cars. Cars like the M135i and the M235i are supposed to bridge the gap between the standard "M performance" (cars that only affects the looks) and the M cars that have been tuned. Simply put, the M 1 series, M 2 series and M 3 series aren't scams at all. All over 300bhp.

  41. Brandon S

    Brandon S22 саат мурун

    Alfa Romero has the guilia qutrofilio is a night and day difference from the base. Unique appearance and 505hp twin turbo 6cy.

  42. Fail Zero

    Fail Zero22 саат мурун

    Quattro is the performance line, it's just Audi failed attempted at pushing it because everyone took it as AWD. The RS is meant to be trim line along with base, S-line, S, and RS. Like Honda's LX, EX, EX-L. Quattro is the actual skunk work. It's in the history. They were giving the Quattro massive grill as a free option on the S and RS models and no one was getting them. But in reality, Quattro is their M/AMG line. It pays homage to their dominating homologated rally cars.

  43. Chris A

    Chris A23 саат мурун

    "performance badges for everyone!!...you get a r,... you get a St,...you get a AMG,... everybody gets one!!!"....Yay!

  44. A G

    A GКүн мурун

    I love how shite GM/chevy seemingly matched the (entered market back in 2016) focus RS lettering almost tit for tat. Yes I know RS naming/badging is much older than THIS example.

  45. cfreeses

    cfreesesКүн мурун

    Subaru??? Wrx... Sti...

  46. PAWEL4513

    PAWEL4513Күн мурун

    U don't know anything ab audi and u misunderstood everything ab it

  47. F Card

    F CardКүн мурун

    that's all great and all but let's get to the heart of the matter, did he say 'que' -fucking- 'pon'?

  48. Anton Falez

    Anton FalezКүн мурун

    No STi or Evo?

  49. Lost Vagueness

    Lost VaguenessКүн мурун

    "M sport package" adds handling and aesthetic upgrades, BMW tell you this and honestly outside the US where corners on roads exist it helps. As for M performance not offering "much in the way of performance"? A hot hatch with 340bhp in the m140i for 36000 euros? Or perhaps tge M performance M760i with a tiny 6ltr v12 turbo and 620bhp is just to close in performance to their 3ltr diesel's 26bhp? Also the nismo juke has a 1.6ltr turbo engine from Renaultsport, Renault's motorsports division that builds their F1 cars.

  50. Franko the gorilla:Sputnik

    Franko the gorilla:SputnikКүн мурун

    M line means it has M performance trim not upgrades. its just vusual upgardes to make ur car look better.

  51. William Howard

    William HowardКүн мурун


  52. Markku Pesonen

    Markku PesonenКүн мурун

    Toyota won 2019 first championship in WRC? How about 1990 with Toyota Celica GT-Four? other victories 1992, 1993 and 1994 plus manufacturers championships in 1993, 1994, 1999 and 2018.

  53. Rahul Dobhal

    Rahul DobhalКүн мурун

    1.2K dislikes from the buyers of those fake performance cars :P

  54. nicholaslokos

    nicholaslokosКүн мурун

    Bruh out here forgetting SRT

  55. Michael Balcerak

    Michael BalcerakКүн мурун

    What about the R badge on the Volvo 850, S60 and the v70???

  56. manindu sumathipala

    manindu sumathipalaКүн мурун

    And the GTI nameplate!!!!!!!!

  57. manindu sumathipala

    manindu sumathipalaКүн мурун

    What about Volvo’s Polestar and Jaguar’s SVR??

  58. Steve Jovan

    Steve JovanКүн мурун

    There are full on M cars, baby M cars and M badge trims. The first 2 are real M cars. The M550 is faster than the previous M5. The M850 is also very fast. If a full on M car in the M8 or M5 did not exist there would be no question as to these being M cars. This 30 seconds of BMW is a bit dishonest as there are legitimate baby M cars if you think that a M550 with 523 hp is a baby anything! Do your research!

  59. Joz

    JozКүн мурун

    The only true performance badge left... SRT ...and I'm not even a Dodge fan!

  60. nicholaslokos

    nicholaslokos22 саат мурун

    @Sean Wilks like I said, Chrysler was recovering from bad badging, cars, and marketing, those cars don't exist anymore.

  61. Joz

    Joz23 саат мурун

    @Sean Wilks Because you're an idiot and are don't understand what this video was about. Oh, I'm sorry, i didn't answer your question, but the question in my head...

  62. Sean Wilks

    Sean Wilks23 саат мурун

    Joz Of course it had balls. It was in the tuner category with civics, integras, del sols and preludes. The SRT badge is a watered down mess. My mother drove a SRT caravan up until her death and that thing was gutless.

  63. Sean Wilks

    Sean Wilks23 саат мурун

    nicholaslokos So why does my daughters e46 330xi stomp my brother in laws SRT magnum? Stomped it so bad it turned my whole family into a bmw family. My father in law used to talk shit about bmws and was mopar all day, now he owns 2 bmws and zero dodge...

  64. Joz

    Joz23 саат мурун

    @Sean Wilks The SRT Neon might have been an ugly car, but no way in hell was it like the regular Neon... The SRT4 had balls!

  65. Dave Ridlespriger 2

    Dave Ridlespriger 2Күн мурун