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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MultiGameKing101 - Prije 4 sati
We can all agree the best performance badges will always be
Chevy = SS
Dodge = SRT
Verano Jelly
Verano Jelly - Prije 5 sati
With Audi, I don't think it's fair to put Audi's S line and Quattro Line on par with things like BMW M and Mercedes AMG. A better comparison would be the RS and R line's. As for Quattro, all of the vehicles that don the logo are just AWD, and aren't inherently performance-oriented vehicles.
Rural Tuners
Rural Tuners - Prije 5 sati
Vw R-line is such a scam as well
Haiko - Prije 5 sati
Yeah, because a 360hp or whatever S4/S5 is totally lame and slow
Wtf? S Audis have allways been around and they have allways been the fastest Audis with the "standard" chassis.
What i said could be applied to other brands but idk about that THAT good
Ethan B
Ethan B - Prije 5 sati
So a badge adds 5 more hp than a sticker?
Loudmouth Lees
Loudmouth Lees - Prije 5 sati
Nothing from VW, the GTI is fine but what about the R Line?
Joe Foley
Joe Foley - Prije 6 sati
Bring James back😴😴
windmill fabiozart
windmill fabiozart - Prije 6 sati
Hey, isn't toyota has TRD.?
justrokkit - Prije 8 sati
Much respect on the research you do for these episodes. I'm surprised you didn't review Polestar, considering the potential to add knowledge to your viewers.
Also lots of respect for Nolan's care for pronunciation, but the Hyundai pronunciation could use work. Regardless, great episode!
JAILFOOD IOS ツ - Prije 13 sati
Southsidexflorida - Prije 14 sati
What about Lexus F-sport
Blake Ba
Blake Ba - Prije 18 sati
Anyone else notice that be said “2009” when he was talking about the supra ?
Darkeese Latifah
Darkeese Latifah - Prije 18 sati
9:51 the new Supra was announced 11 years ago?
bhuuthesecond - Prije dan
What does it matter if the racing division of a car company helped develop it's road car? Can not mechanical engineers do mechanical engineering? Are the ones in the racing division using a different kind of science and physics that the ones in the road car department have never heard of?
Gothic - Prije dan
No Infiniti G/Q "sport" models?
Rasmon 123
Rasmon 123 - Prije dan
5:05 ngl doesn't look that bad
chris8989 j
chris8989 j - Prije dan
type r has type s same as ford rs and st
Travis Hairston
Travis Hairston - Prije dan
Wait. So... You're tying to tell me, that a 2000 M3, and a 2000 330i share the same powertrain?
Roland M
Roland M - Prije dan
You conveniently forgot that Honda/Acura *does* make a lesser version of "Type-R", called "Type-S" which is sometimes also little more than cosmetics. They all do it.
DJ Dizzy
DJ Dizzy - Prije dan
List of some performance divisions or teams:
Chevy: Chevy/GM Performance
Dodge: Mopar, SRT
Fiat: Abarth
Ford: Ford Racing, SVO/SVT/ST
Honda: HPD
Jaguar: SVR
Mazda: Mazdaspeed
Mercedes: AMG
Mitsubishi: Ralliart
Nissan: Nismo
Subaru: STi
Toyota: TRD
MRCLDMN - Prije dan
How else do you want to call the optional sport package? Everyone knows that a car with for example a s-line badge is not comparable to s or rs models, same with the m models. I didn't know it was a bad thing to be able to buy a car with an economical engine, and add some sport seats or steering wheel.
Stinky - Prije dan
"Hun-day like Sunday" at least that's what a friend of mine told me the sales rep said when he was buying his. It's a great car brand, especially for price vs. performance!
Jason - Prije 3 sati
I drive the i30n and its an awesome car!! Hydundai did a great job! The N-Line is like the sline from Audi. Only looks of the N Modells
Bon M
Bon M - Prije dan
What a BS video the M Performance cars do get a significant power boost over the standard cars just some useless clickbait stopped watching after that
Megexy slovak
Megexy slovak - Prije dan
Meanwhile in Czechoslovakia the skoda has the "VRS" Performance badge while it has now nothing with motorsports
Megexy slovak
Megexy slovak - Prije dan
11:42 Ah, you're a man of culture aswell!
Patrik Hanc
Patrik Hanc - Prije dan
In Europe we already have N-line cars from Hyundai and N-line its just a package for ordinery hyundai i30, just look exactly same like more powerful performance i30 N model. Only has a stiffer and lower suspension, power is same as stock.
Musky Performance
Musky Performance - Prije dan
very disappointing. No Shelby, V, or SRT.......
ryan webb
ryan webb - Prije dan
What about John Cooper Works badge? Anyone?
Nomeltta Yeet
Nomeltta Yeet - Prije dan
0:45 whos joe?
Kristian Matinko
Kristian Matinko - Prije dan
Sorry I grew up in 2019, I thought every BMW is M...
Christian Pankow
Christian Pankow - Prije dan
All of that and you couldn't include the Chevrolet Super Sport line? It's only been around since 1961 and has been on damn near everything for better or worse.
Kyle Christensen
Kyle Christensen - Prije dan
Robinmachood - Prije 2 dana
Nobody’s gonna mention vw GTI’s or R
Salesman666 - Prije 2 dana
Euro has VW R line, and I see it a hell of a lot!
Völl Däpp
Völl Däpp - Prije 2 dana
Not that I am a AUDI Fan (anymore)., but I am not so sure about Audi. The S-models are more powerful. A S6 is faster than a A6 (really fast is of course only the RS6). The current Audi A6 is available as diesel only and has 257 kW (349 PS) while the most powerful engine of the A6 is the 250 kW (340 PS) and the most powerful diesel A6 has 210 kW (286 PS). Also the S6 is the fastest in acceleration - well besides the RS6 of course.
There is however a "S-Line" option, and that is basically only a trim-level with some "sporty" accessories and color schemes, much as e.g. Chryslers "SRT-Design". And yout fotos seem to show S-LINE trim-level only, not S-Variants of the car.
While we are at it: The current Audi diesels are not good. After the diesel scandal the they needed to meet the emissions regulations for real, and they obviously have done so programming the diesel to avoid high load / high pressure - so the engines are operated at - for diesels - quite high revs. So still much horse on paper, but no "diesel-punch" from low RPM anymore. So the latest AUDI diesels drive like crap in my opinion.
Nicholas Persaud
Nicholas Persaud - Prije 2 dana
To be fair the explorer st has a major performance boost from the other models since it's boasting 400hp to all wheels
Someone knows whats the name of the color/wrap on the focus st 8:50 ?
cai hunter
cai hunter - Prije 2 dana
Germans annoy me the most with this, BMW the most.
See the m badge on a 318d just seems like a insult.
KeatonminecrafterMLG - Prije 2 dana
Let's focus on the Ford Focus too.
SkyStudios - Prije 2 dana
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.
Why would a family car need an a spec
James Young
James Young - Prije 2 dana
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 - Prije 2 dana
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 - Prije 2 dana
Mk5 Supra was announced in 2009? Damn feels like it was only a year ago.
John_Dee14 - Prije 2 dana
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 - Prije 2 dana
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 - Prije 2 dana
Stop shouting.
markus‽ - Prije 2 dana
If its amg its probably fast
Poke boi
Poke boi - Prije 2 dana
I’d love an Accord Type R
Noneya Bizz
Noneya Bizz - Prije 2 dana
Fiesta St is pretty awesome. Ford shit in everyone's face with the SUVs, pissed me right off.
Colby Boyer
Colby Boyer - Prije 2 dana
Why didn’t you mention TRD
Eugene Monotilla
Eugene Monotilla - Prije 2 dana
The Quattro line is still pretty much used as a good indicator badge though. All Quattro cars come with AWD.
C Holesterol
C Holesterol - Prije 2 dana
The instrument you hum is a 'kazoo', not a 'gazoo'.
Komap619 - Prije 2 dana
So short on honda's type R.. such a shame there is alot more to say about the type R
TJ Hemphill
TJ Hemphill - Prije 3 dana
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 - Prije 3 dana
but if i can`t afford m5 but i want the locks?
Mr Meme
Mr Meme - Prije 3 dana
Trd really didn’t add nothing to the camry,corolla or 86
Nico M
Nico M - Prije 3 dana
What about SS and Sti
FroZ ssd
FroZ ssd - Prije 3 dana
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 - Prije 3 dana
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 - Prije 3 dana
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 .