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

    。。。你爸爸。。。你爸爸31 мүнөт мурун
  • You forgot the TRD emblem ! Lol it’s more of a trim upgrade than performance now

    yordan carrenoyordan carreno34 мүнөт мурун
  • We need round 2 with R/T and SRT and other cars

    Dawson MaddoxDawson Maddox36 мүнөт мурун
  • What about Volkswagen R Line ???

    Steve GeierSteve GeierСаат мурун
  • BMW tells you that the "M Sport Package" doesn't add any horsepower, just changes the looks

    Pranav GuptaPranav GuptaСаат мурун
  • 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

    0070072 саат мурун
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    Maria ShawMaria Shaw3 саат мурун
  • M is the most abused badge every used to suck people's money of the wallet... Ok, except the M2 and older M3s.

    Raymond LoRaymond Lo3 саат мурун
  • 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

    DeMøhDeMøh4 саат мурун
  • You should have mentioned Acura’s ASpec line. Complete waste of money.

    T- MillsT- Mills4 саат мурун
  • 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.

    ThomasThomas4 саат мурун
  • Why buy a Camry XLE V6 or XSE V6 when the Camry TRD is 3,000-4000 bucks cheaper with better handling? ;)

    Donny DonsterDonny Donster4 саат мурун
  • ❤️ RALLIART ❤️

    Luke HulseLuke Hulse4 саат мурун
  • 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.

    Thomas BateThomas Bate4 саат мурун
  • James is obviously the goat ,but Nolan dose an equally terrific job

    Levi DeepLevi Deep5 саат мурун
  • you forgot the honda Si-R badge.

    Sean PriceSean Price5 саат мурун
  • Idk whether to be happy or mad that the Mazdaspeed badge isnt included here

    Jordan EngenJordan Engen5 саат мурун
  • only badge that means anything in this world is GT-R. don't @ me.

    Sean PriceSean Price5 саат мурун
  • Thank you for addressing this. So true, i use to see amg badge like "wow" now day's i have to look closely to it. And wonder. Btw, integra is dope.

    Revaldo SuriapermanaRevaldo Suriapermana6 саат мурун
  • What about the VW RLINE and GTI LINE

    Motlaka MakhuraMotlaka Makhura6 саат мурун
  • Hi-Un-Duh? Lmao

    Alex MejiaAlex Mejia6 саат мурун
  • For the Audi one, the S-line has always just been mostly visual. S line cars are very different than the actual S models. I have an S-line A4 and it a totally different than the S4.

    Geoffrey GaudoinGeoffrey Gaudoin7 саат мурун
  • what about lancer Evolution ?

    Jason MillerJason Miller7 саат мурун
  • Dont forget the AMG steering wheel. Worlds#1 streering wheel. In a way Mb respects the amg badge.

    raaka24raaka247 саат мурун
  • SUV is the worst vehicle in every aspect it is meant to cover. Adding "sport" just adds one more really bad aspect. They do not have offroad capability. Low clearance, no Hi-Low setting, no diff locks or LSD's, some even don't have four wheel drive... They are big, so it is bit disturbing to get into, for example x5, if your car is dirty you end up with dirty trouser leg. It is hard do manouver. They are light, so they have no pulling capabiltiy(juke, rav4 etc.). They have bad fuel consumption. They are not spasious. Most of modern suvs are as same big interior as most usual cars. They do not have good trailer towing capabilty(max mass of trailer). They have really bad driveing dynamics because of hight mass centre. They are litterally worst type of cars to have, and I do not get the hype.

    Martink9191Martink91917 саат мурун
  • And Mazdaspeed is an excellent value as well.

    Mazda626gtturboMazda626gtturbo7 саат мурун
  • AMG on family saloon is most overrated and overpriced cars . Please look at they shitty exhaust system on 80k cars is a joke and optional equipment trims is ridiculous

    S CS C8 саат мурун
  • I do agree with this guy I don’t appreciate the badges they put on them if their not actually the performance model

    Jimmy BrooksJimmy Brooks8 саат мурун
  • No Cadillac V series?

    91Fairladyz91Fairladyz8 саат мурун
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    JD jitsuJD jitsu8 саат мурун
  • yea i gotta admit those fake Sports looks but nothing done under the hood really seems like one thing really famous in the 2000's RICERS !!! :D

    Ege AyvalaEge Ayvala8 саат мурун
  • What about the TRD badge for Toyota?

    cesar castro jrcesar castro jr9 саат мурун
  • Lexus F-Sport vs F

    Simon MahannaSimon Mahanna9 саат мурун
  • Great video but you forgot so many like the quadrifoglio of Alfa Romeo.

    KpElessarKpElessar9 саат мурун
  • Dude, you need to figure out the difference between “BMW performance” and “M performance” before you make this video, a M240i does not have much performance boost compare to its counterpart? what is the M240i’s counterpart? you think there is a another BMW car called 240i? this is hilarious, unsubscribed

    ZZGTKINGZZGTKING9 саат мурун
  • Is the M240 a performance car? Exactly. You need to clarify those things in your video.

    Lucius SaintsLucius Saints9 саат мурун
  • Bro! you didnt talk about lexus and F!

    Jimmy ShaoJimmy Shao9 саат мурун
  • Nice Moondoggies shirt!! I used to ride their skateboards back in the day when they had 863 on Monterey street in SLO

    blackonblacksevenblackonblackseven10 саат мурун
  • Was waiting for Volkswagens gti and especially the R and R32 badge...

    Michael ScheuchenpflugMichael Scheuchenpflug10 саат мурун
  • is the integra type R a mandela effect or something?? civic the only one to receive the type r bagde............??

    shannon wshannon w10 саат мурун
  • What about Subaru's STI

    Wes AcordWes Acord10 саат мурун
  • In the Middle East they also make the Nisan Patrol Nismo 😗

    AlexAlex10 саат мурун
  • type R for the Win

    OgSlymOgSlym10 саат мурун
  • i have no idea how you come up with this badge idea ,but performance cars always have list how you recognize them :1: look of course of course 2:wheels and exhaust tip!

    kapitalistaskapitalistas11 саат мурун
  • You are kinda wrong with the m240i that things a beast

    George WoolfGeorge Woolf11 саат мурун
  • SRT is prob the one badge that has gone the other direction, each year they increase the power, avg new SRT probably has 500hp

    wes westwes west11 саат мурун
  • Peugeot GTI? No? Just me... I'll show myself the door

    Walt BackaertWalt Backaert12 саат мурун
  • This “trend” needs to stop

    FlippermanFlipperman14 саат мурун
  • I worked for Nissan and I will tell you that this video is incorrect about the nismo Sentra. My wife also owned one. We bought the first one our dealership received (we both worked there). It does out-perform the next trim level down.

    Chris SassChris Sass14 саат мурун
  • I have a 13 328i MSport. It has M on the door sills. It has a really nice m sport appearance package, however it is all an appearance M package and and 13 328i has the same twin turbo 4 cylinder as any 328 sport line and luxury line.

    2005deluxe2005deluxe14 саат мурун
  • Quattro just means all wheel drive it has nothing to do with their performance models and S line is a option package but it doesn’t say it’s RS or S from the outside

    Salim El KholfSalim El Kholf15 саат мурун
  • I thought about srt

    Dixon NyabaroDixon Nyabaro15 саат мурун
  • Quattro in audi just means its awd

    little llamalittle llama16 саат мурун
  • Forgot 350z nismo

    Review MasterReview Master16 саат мурун
  • s line, r line amg line, they are the most laughable things on the road, a perfect example of riced from the factory.

    Got memes?Got memes?17 саат мурун
  • Hou forgot to mention the OPC

    Pieter tjePieter tje17 саат мурун
  • Hand built M's in germany and ONLY Ford RS's that's this old guys verdict oh and I worked on both in the 70's

    John BaileyJohn Bailey17 саат мурун
  • this video is just a fail . you talked about the m performance cars but you didnt mention that real M cars like the m3 and the m5 are still performance cars

    Homepro 31Homepro 3118 саат мурун
  • In the UK we now have “ST line” 🙈

    ABK Special ProjectsABK Special Projects18 саат мурун
  • I can write Ron Jeremy's name on my shirt, but my old chap is still the way he is.

    NanoriskNanorisk19 саат мурун