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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cai hunter
cai hunter Il y a jour
Germans annoy me the most with this, BMW the most. See the m badge on a 318d just seems like a insult.
Let's focus on the Ford Focus too.
SkyStudios Il y a jour
Suprised that the new and stupid acura a-spec models. I remember when acura made the most comfortable cars ive sat in. now they made an mdx a-spec. LET ME REPEAT THEY MADE AN MDX (WHICH ACURA MOTTO'D IT "THREE ROW *LUXURY* SUV) AN A SPEC. Why would a family car need an a spec
James Young
James Young Il y a jour
What about the SS line of chevy during the 05ish era. They had SS on everything and it usually meant nothing.
jerry hu
jerry hu Il y a jour
fuck all this performance badges. my 1999 honda accord has a vtec badge and it will 💨 smoke all of y’all in the dust with it kicks in... my stickers and saw off pipe also reduce weight and increase hsp
Zart Il y a jour
Mk5 Supra was announced in 2009? Damn feels like it was only a year ago.
John_Dee14 Il y a jour
I get dilution. As car guys/gals, it's easy to also understand wanting to customize and what better line option pieces than from the top spec in the line up. Aftermarket can't always deliver OEM quality and style.
conor mcdonald
conor mcdonald Il y a jour
I don´t find the m-line and s-line a bad thing. Not all people have te money to get a proper m car or s4,... But do like to have a sporty looking car...
fx kraft
fx kraft Il y a jour
Stop shouting.
markus‽ Il y a jour
If its amg its probably fast
Poke boi
Poke boi Il y a jour
I’d love an Accord Type R
Noneya Bizz
Noneya Bizz Il y a jour
Fiesta St is pretty awesome. Ford shit in everyone's face with the SUVs, pissed me right off.
Colby Boyer
Colby Boyer Il y a jour
Why didn’t you mention TRD
Eugene Monotilla
Eugene Monotilla Il y a jour
The Quattro line is still pretty much used as a good indicator badge though. All Quattro cars come with AWD.
C Holesterol
C Holesterol Il y a jour
The instrument you hum is a 'kazoo', not a 'gazoo'.
Komap619 Il y a jour
So short on honda's type R.. such a shame there is alot more to say about the type R
TJ Hemphill
TJ Hemphill Il y a jour
This drives me crazy. I know so done with the $2000 AMG upgrade and they think that their engine is hand built.
Janis Skrabans
Janis Skrabans Il y a jour
but if i can`t afford m5 but i want the locks?
Mr Meme
Mr Meme Il y a 2 jours
Trd really didn’t add nothing to the camry,corolla or 86
Nico M
Nico M Il y a 2 jours
What about SS and Sti
FroZ ssd
FroZ ssd Il y a 2 jours
quattro (meaning four in Italian) is the sub-brand used by the car brand Audi to indicate that all-wheel drive (AWD) technologies or systems are used on specific models of its Audi automobiles. You should fucking know this....
Ryman0131 Il y a 2 jours
Some of the M performance BMW's have some pretty impressive horsepower numbers compared to the non-m performance models. The new M340i has 380bhp compared to the around 250bhp of the standard 330i. The X3 M40i also has more than 100 extra hp on it than the standard x3. I'm coming off as a total BMW fanboy right now... I do think that adding an "m package" on a non-m or non-m-performance is stupid and unnecessary tho.
B Fairfax
B Fairfax Il y a 2 jours
Wow you'd think you'd do some research before you started talking smack about car brands you obviously have zero knowledge about. Audi s-line is a trim package for A series base model cars , Audi performance cars are S /Sport models and RS /Renn or Racing Sport models . Which are completely different cars with minimal carry over between the base cars and their sport model versions .
TBear Il y a 2 jours
love gazoo racing... i really do
Zachary Johnson
Zachary Johnson Il y a 2 jours
In all fairness to Audi, Quattro just means AWD. S is a slightly higher performing line with sportier esthetics. At least they aren’t throwing RS on something unless it’s truly a performance *clears throat* BMW with ///M
dazzaburger Il y a 2 jours
Anything that says “line” or “sport” after the name you know it’s a fake
rc guy
rc guy Il y a 2 jours
Please stop pronouncing bmw the wrong way.
Paulo Varella
Paulo Varella Il y a 2 jours
Ellis Foster
Ellis Foster Il y a 2 jours
He got auto completely wrong, Quattro is their version of all wheel drive named after the car they developed it for that shares the same name, their s-series is the sport version of their base cars. Their r-series are the race series that concentrate more on performance
Jesse Stapleton
Jesse Stapleton Il y a 2 jours
I was surprised that Toyotas TRD badge wasn't added to this considering they're throwing it on Camry's and shit now. All it adds to them is a inch suspension drop and cosmetics really.
Greg Nelson
Greg Nelson Il y a 2 jours
You made a video about badge dilution and then said nothing about the Cadillac "V" that was impressively built and then raped and pillaged all within a decade.
Robbe Valentijn C.
Robbe Valentijn C. Il y a 2 jours
I think you forgot a big one. The POLESTAR badge for VOLVO ? It even is a seperate brand now !
Leontii Zainchkovskyi
Leontii Zainchkovskyi Il y a 2 jours
I liked that "Diversify your bonds" Reference. But quite wrong about Audi. Their system is easy to understand: S-Line means that it was given better design and some boost, S means that it is very fast, RS means that it will destroy and humiliate Mercs and Beamers. P.S. 10:57 You painted both Koreas into South Korean flag, Bold move, hopefully Kim will not drop bombs on Donut Office))
Red Rolo
Red Rolo Il y a 2 jours
Saw a Ford Mustang one where the owner had removed the standard rear badge and replaced it with the Bugatti "EB". *chuckles*
sameer mohideen
sameer mohideen Il y a 2 jours
Quattro is just Audi’s way of saying it’s got 4 wheel drive. Kind of like Mercs 4matic and BMW’s xDrive
valient vicky
valient vicky Il y a 2 jours
what about jaguar and Land-Rover.......with their SV and Dynamics badge...??????
Alaska Famous
Alaska Famous Il y a 2 jours
I got in a uber the other day that the driver was trying to tell me was a M4. it was a 428 grand coupe m sport. ... To make it worse i daily drive a F80 M3 and told him this and he still insisted it was a M4 lol
Gabriel Meluš
Gabriel Meluš Il y a 2 jours
Well this was boring.
Mystery Man
Mystery Man Il y a 2 jours
Just like avatar in game.
OnPointFirearms Il y a 2 jours
You have a butt for a face, buttface.
StereoSoundAgent Il y a 2 jours
M used to mean something though.. my old e46 M3s were made at the Regensburg BMW M gmbh factory in Germany whereas my old nonM cars were made like any other boring BMW in North Carolina. BMW M gmbh was its own division and department. Now "X5Ms" and what not are just assembled in North Carolina and nothing means fuckall anymore. (notably the e34 M5 engines were the last engines that were hand assembled at the BMW M factories)
Phillip Schmidt
Phillip Schmidt Il y a 2 jours
You also need to look at the total package of these performance lines. Yeah, most don't have much motor performance gain, but for that $2,000 more, you get more than just sportier looks and a small bump in HP. Most will also throw in other options that would otherwise cost extra like blind spot warning, collision sensors, backup camera, upgraded infotainment, etc. All in all, most aren't a bad deal at all, you still get what you pay for.
R B Il y a 2 jours
5 min of bs before you got to the point...also you're annoying
Basketball Coach Allen
Basketball Coach Allen Il y a 2 jours
I have a Shelby... the thing rips hard... its fast!
ExcellentCarpet Il y a 2 jours
Lou Mannn
Lou Mannn Il y a 2 jours
What about dodge srt?!?!
bigblocklawyer Il y a 2 jours
Missed one. The Chevy Citation X-11. If that wasn't the greatest badge hoax of all time...
Gryffin DarkBreed
Gryffin DarkBreed Il y a 2 jours
I wish Honda would bring back the SiR-T, as well. It was just a step below the Type-R and was applied to the Accord and Prelude and included improved suspension, better brakes and a very, very sweet high-compression high rev engine.
Bass Boosted Romania
Bass Boosted Romania Il y a 2 jours
Where is the Golf R? Or Golf GTI? 🤔
Nicole M
Nicole M Il y a 2 jours
The greatest badge has to be the "GT" that goes after my Mustang. All of the other cars in the video are crap and slow and overrated and overhyped. My Mustang would even smoke many of the race cars featured in the video. Hell, my old 300C would smoke them.
Titus Weber
Titus Weber Il y a 2 jours
Actually a m235i has More horsepower than the other Models and is the second strongest. And Audis S line is just a Badge That says its better equiped. Kind of a „superior“ line.
Wesley Pohorsky
Wesley Pohorsky Il y a 2 jours
Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke Il y a 3 jours
Where is Alfa Romeo's Quadrifoglio!?
DestinyWorld Cars
DestinyWorld Cars Il y a 3 jours
What about Seat with the FR badge? Like the Seat Leon FR?
JeffAM1986 Il y a 3 jours
Totally agree, nothing gets me laughing more then to see BMW M’s and Audi S line car’s posing on the road. It’s literally nothing more the an appearance package. It’s about as dumb as seeing idiot toyoata drivers in the Carola “S”, like I here people acting like it’s some sports car, such a joke.
Car Enthusiast
Car Enthusiast Il y a 3 jours
u forgot alfa romeo's quadrifoglio verde badge
Al Castill
Al Castill Il y a 3 jours
I'm buying a Corolla TRD! See you all in the F1 track!
Joseph Kolinski
Joseph Kolinski Il y a 3 jours
You can't forget about the hellcat from Dodge or the srt line
S4N0 Il y a 3 jours
In my country every single merc benz car has amg badge on it but to be sure both are shit
shintot Il y a 3 jours
Like the Toyota you can see the badge TRD
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