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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  • I'm buying a Corolla TRD! See you all in the F1 track!

    Al CastillAl Castill2 hours ago
  • You can't forget about the hellcat from Dodge or the srt line

    Joseph KolinskiJoseph Kolinski3 hours ago
  • In my country every single merc benz car has amg badge on it but to be sure both are shit

    S4N0S4N04 hours ago
  • Like the Toyota you can see the badge TRD

    shintotshintot4 hours ago
  • Waiting for the day, donut actually shows an M5 when talking about them

    hansdietrich83hansdietrich835 hours ago
  • 4:30 minutes to get to the point... And then so much misinformation.

    hansdietrich83hansdietrich836 hours ago
  • 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

    Ethan DavisEthan Davis7 hours ago
  • My wife paints her Tampons red so she goes faster.

    Suq MadiqSuq Madiq8 hours ago
  • Is this the common pronunciation of Hyundai in the US?

    Jan BadertscherJan Badertscher8 hours ago
  • 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.

    The HaxxThe Haxx10 hours ago
  • I'll tell you all the offenders: A Spec (Acura) Nismo (Nissan) F Sport (Lexus) TRD (Toyota) HRC (Honda)

    웅이웅이11 hours ago
  • Didn't talk about STI

    MrluvshackMrluvshack13 hours ago
  • guys you forgot dodge in this episode

    Andrew EmondAndrew Emond13 hours ago
  • 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

    Efren MunozEfren Munoz14 hours ago
  • The way you say NisssMo is fckin awful

    ColoradoStuffColoradoStuff14 hours ago
  • RS

    Home LackinHome Lackin14 hours ago
  • No mention of Cadillac's V line of cars? Have you ever driven them? Pretty impressive!

    Arron DentingerArron Dentinger14 hours ago
  • Me: Watching This Video and Minding My Business *Gets an Advertisement for the brand new 2020 Dodge Durango SRT*😂😂

    Barrett WilsonBarrett Wilson15 hours ago
  • Cadillac: V = FAST!!!

    Sergio RomeroSergio Romero16 hours ago
  • You forgot about Toyota's new TRD trim offered in the Camry and Avalon which are purely cosmetic.

    liam somethingliam something17 hours ago
  • Lol. Yep. Love when these fake badged out turbo4, v6 cars think they can beat a little old 2008 mustang gt 😂

    ManzManz18 hours ago
  • Lol I've never seen an ST and thought fast

    ManzManz18 hours ago
  • 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?

    petepete19 hours ago
  • You forgot nissan patrol nismo Middle East version

    higgleehigglee19 hours ago
  • 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.

    Jacob GreenJacob Green19 hours ago
  • You Actually dont know anything about cars

    Jacob GreenJacob Green19 hours ago
  • 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

    Deep KDeep K20 hours ago
  • Song playing in the backround on the first part of the video is by fox morrow and called glitterati. You're welcome :)

    Elias DElias D20 hours ago
  • Ford also made ST Line which is so much less than an ST!!!

    Michael Anthony AlvarezMichael Anthony Alvarez20 hours ago
  • Subaru cross trek STI litterly is just a spoiler, stickers and ugly alloy wheels..

    kazanyemmikazanyemmi21 hour ago
  • ....how do you not mention the chevy? like the zo6 or zr1 vette? camaro rs, ss, or z28?

    Desmond SmithDesmond Smith21 hour ago
  • Forgot the golf r

    DavidDavid22 hours ago
  • Mercedes AMG-Line, VW R-Line, Audi s-Line Is alle just style packs for the car.

    Simon Otto DünnweberSimon Otto Dünnweber23 hours ago
  • This video is crap, Audi doesn’t put Quattro on cars for performance. IT’S THE NAME FOR THEIR AWD SYSTEM 🤦‍♂️

    JamieJamie23 hours ago
  • 9 M cars in total. Missed the M3

    JamieJamie23 hours ago
  • Fun fact: st used to be SVT

    Sonydestino1145Sonydestino1145Day ago
  • What's Knee sawn and knee smo?

    Steve 30xSteve 30xDay ago
  • 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.

    Quan PhamQuan PhamDay ago
  • When I see the ST badge on a Ford it reminds me of a sanitary item used by women

    Steve 30xSteve 30xDay ago
  • If you didnt knew toyota supra mk5 is known as bmw supra ciz most parts are bmw parts

    Mr NothingMr NothingDay ago
  • 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.

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

    Brandon SBrandon SDay ago
  • 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.

    Fail ZeroFail ZeroDay ago
  • "performance badges for everyone!!...you get a r,... you get a St,...you get a AMG,... everybody gets one!!!"....Yay!

    Chris AChris ADay ago
  • 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.

    A GA GDay ago
  • Subaru??? Wrx... Sti...

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

    PAWEL4513PAWEL4513Day ago
  • that's all great and all but let's get to the heart of the matter, did he say 'que' -fucking- 'pon'?

    F CardF CardDay ago
  • No STi or Evo?

    Anton FalezAnton FalezDay ago
  • "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.

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

    Franko the gorilla:SputnikFranko the gorilla:SputnikDay ago
  • WHAT ABOUT CHEVY’S SS BADGE?????

    William HowardWilliam HowardDay ago
  • 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.

    Markku PesonenMarkku PesonenDay ago
  • 1.2K dislikes from the buyers of those fake performance cars :P

    Rahul DobhalRahul DobhalDay ago
  • Bruh out here forgetting SRT

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

    Michael BalcerakMichael BalcerakDay ago
  • And the GTI nameplate!!!!!!!!

    manindu sumathipalamanindu sumathipalaDay ago
  • What about Volvo’s Polestar and Jaguar’s SVR??

    manindu sumathipalamanindu sumathipalaDay ago
  • 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!

    Steve JovanSteve JovanDay ago
  • The only true performance badge left... SRT ...and I'm not even a Dodge fan!

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

      nicholaslokosnicholaslokosDay ago
    • @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...

      JozJozDay ago
    • 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.

      Sean WilksSean WilksDay ago
    • 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...

      Sean WilksSean WilksDay ago
    • @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!

      JozJozDay ago