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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Kommentarer
  • Al Castill
    Al Castill

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

  • Joseph Kolinski
    Joseph Kolinski

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

  • S4N0
    S4N0

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

  • shintot
    shintot

    Like the Toyota you can see the badge TRD

  • hansdietrich83
    hansdietrich83

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

  • hansdietrich83
    hansdietrich83

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

  • Ethan Davis
    Ethan Davis

    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

  • Suq Madiq
    Suq Madiq

    My wife paints her Tampons red so she goes faster.

  • Jan Badertscher
    Jan Badertscher

    Is this the common pronunciation of Hyundai in the US?

  • The Haxx
    The Haxx

    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.

  • 웅이
    웅이

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

  • Mrluvshack
    Mrluvshack

    Didn't talk about STI

  • Andrew Emond
    Andrew Emond

    guys you forgot dodge in this episode

  • Efren Munoz
    Efren Munoz

    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

  • ColoradoStuff
    ColoradoStuff

    The way you say NisssMo is fckin awful

  • Home Lackin
    Home Lackin

    RS

  • Arron Dentinger
    Arron Dentinger

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

  • Barrett Wilson
    Barrett Wilson

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

  • Sergio Romero
    Sergio Romero

    Cadillac: V = FAST!!!

  • liam something
    liam something

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

  • Manz
    Manz

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

  • Manz
    Manz

    Lol I've never seen an ST and thought fast

  • pete
    pete

    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?

  • higglee
    higglee

    You forgot nissan patrol nismo Middle East version

  • Jacob Green
    Jacob Green

    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 Green
    Jacob Green

    You Actually dont know anything about cars

  • Deep K
    Deep K

    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

  • Elias D
    Elias D

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

  • Michael Anthony Alvarez
    Michael Anthony Alvarez

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

  • kazanyemmi
    kazanyemmi

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

  • Desmond Smith
    Desmond Smith

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

  • David
    David

    Forgot the golf r

  • Simon Otto Dünnweber
    Simon Otto Dünnweber

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

  • Jamie
    Jamie

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

  • Jamie
    Jamie

    9 M cars in total. Missed the M3

  • Sonydestino1145
    Sonydestino1145

    Fun fact: st used to be SVT

  • Steve 30x
    Steve 30x

    What's Knee sawn and knee smo?

  • Quan Pham
    Quan Pham

    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.

  • Steve 30x
    Steve 30x

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

  • Mr Nothing
    Mr Nothing

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

  • Boopadin
    Boopadin

    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.

  • Brandon S
    Brandon S

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

  • Fail Zero
    Fail Zero

    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.

  • Chris A
    Chris A

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

  • A G
    A G

    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.

  • cfreeses
    cfreeses

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

  • PAWEL4513
    PAWEL4513

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

  • F Card
    F Card

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

  • Anton Falez
    Anton Falez

    No STi or Evo?

  • Lost Vagueness
    Lost Vagueness

    "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.

  • Franko the gorilla:Sputnik
    Franko the gorilla:Sputnik

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

  • William Howard
    William Howard

    WHAT ABOUT CHEVY’S SS BADGE?????

  • Markku Pesonen
    Markku Pesonen

    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.

  • Rahul Dobhal
    Rahul Dobhal

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

  • nicholaslokos
    nicholaslokos

    Bruh out here forgetting SRT

  • Michael Balcerak
    Michael Balcerak

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

  • manindu sumathipala
    manindu sumathipala

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

  • manindu sumathipala
    manindu sumathipala

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

  • Steve Jovan
    Steve Jovan

    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!

  • Joz
    Joz

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

    • nicholaslokos
      nicholaslokos

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

    • Joz
      Joz

      @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...

    • Sean Wilks
      Sean Wilks

      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 Wilks
      Sean Wilks

      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...

    • Joz
      Joz

      @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!

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