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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  1. Walt Backaert

    Walt BackaertPrije 17 minuta

    Peugeot GTI? No? Just me... I'll show myself the door

  2. Flipperman

    FlippermanPrije 2 sati

    This “trend” needs to stop

  3. Chris Sass

    Chris SassPrije 2 sati

    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.

  4. 2005deluxe

    2005deluxePrije 2 sati

    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.

  5. Salim El Kholf

    Salim El KholfPrije 2 sati

    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

  6. Dixon Nyabaro

    Dixon NyabaroPrije 2 sati

    I thought about srt

  7. little llama

    little llamaPrije 4 sati

    Quattro in audi just means its awd

  8. Review Master

    Review MasterPrije 4 sati

    Forgot 350z nismo

  9. Got memes?

    Got memes?Prije 4 sati

    s line, r line amg line, they are the most laughable things on the road, a perfect example of riced from the factory.

  10. Pieter tje

    Pieter tjePrije 5 sati

    Hou forgot to mention the OPC

  11. John Bailey

    John BaileyPrije 5 sati

    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

  12. Homepro 31

    Homepro 31Prije 5 sati

    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

  13. ABK Special Projects

    ABK Special ProjectsPrije 6 sati

    In the UK we now have “ST line” 🙈

  14. Nanorisk

    NanoriskPrije 7 sati

    I can write Ron Jeremy's name on my shirt, but my old chap is still the way he is.

  15. IamR3D88

    IamR3D88Prije 8 sati

    no mention of SS?

  16. evo3

    evo3Prije 9 sati

    so is the type r meant to be a scam or not? I personally think it isn't, but was Nolan saying it was?

  17. Ledder Havit

    Ledder HavitPrije 9 sati

    I know my 335i Msport package isn't a M3 everytime I make a payment. But it looks alot better than the base model. And for the upgrade price, I can live with it.

  18. William Kaumba Daka

    William Kaumba DakaPrije 9 sati

    anyone know the name of the song right after the Mercedes Benz segment ?

  19. Real Man

    Real ManPrije 9 sati

    ST has real performance upgrade at least...

  20. Adios1391

    Adios1391Prije 9 sati

    What about srt?

  21. Kieran Fitzgerald

    Kieran FitzgeraldPrije 10 sati

    Skip to 1:31 if you don't care about this video's sponser. yw

  22. CorradoAlley

    CorradoAlleyPrije 11 sati

    VW R-line is the most water down badging ever. My 4-motion CC with a craptastic automatic has more performance than just about all of these R-line jetta/Passat/Tiguan/atlas

  23. Zaid M

    Zaid MPrije 11 sati

    What about Subaru's STI, Dodge's SRT, Cadillac's V, Corvette's Z06 & ZR1, and so many others?!

  24. L M

    L MPrije 11 sati

    Ford tarnished the ST badge by not only putting it on the Sport SUV trims but for 2019 also sold the Fiesta “ST line” which was a trim and wheel package. It has rear drum brakes and base engine.

  25. Alec Jones

    Alec JonesPrije 11 sati

    Lol feels good to see my car (focus st) on Donut Media

  26. Edward Chang

    Edward ChangPrije 12 sati

    You forget "A Spec" for Acura

  27. Duke

    DukePrije 12 sati

    What do you call Cadillac's "V", FCA aka Dodge's "SRT", Ford's "GT" and Chevy's "SS" ?

  28. wakeupandbord

    wakeupandbordPrije 12 sati

    Preach it Noland! Save the tatas and the badges

  29. Shaan Patel

    Shaan PatelPrije 12 sati

    you missed one TRD pro for toyota

  30. Kayserili38ification

    Kayserili38ificationPrije 12 sati

    as a jaguar owner, and lover of the car, i can say that R on a jaguar means jackshit.. unless it says svr or supercharged all labels are bs.

  31. Christian D

    Christian DPrije 12 sati

    Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.

  32. Gnarlison

    GnarlisonPrije 13 sati

    all your shirts are out of stock in american man sizes

  33. Pinku Akuma

    Pinku AkumaPrije 13 sati

    After 2008 M badges for BMW mean nothing tbh

  34. jordan rader

    jordan raderPrije 14 sati

    ryps RYPS

  35. Nikola Dukic

    Nikola DukicPrije 14 sati

    Don’t see anything bad with Audi for example. Everyone who buys Audi should know that S-line means nothing more than that seats, stearing wheel and exterior looks. And S car like S6 comes with more power than regular A6 with S-line package. And there is RS6 on top of that with best performance and equipment overall

  36. Jae Jun

    Jae JunPrije 14 sati

    228i is a 4-cyl turbo where as m235i is 6-cyl turbo. It's significantly more power than the base version. if anything the m235i is much closer to the specs of m2 than a 228i

  37. Sho

    ShoPrije 14 sati

    Volvo Polestar???

  38. Nick9910

    Nick9910Prije 15 sati

    When you claim that an Audi S5 is the same as an Audi S5....🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  39. HyundaiUSA

    HyundaiUSAPrije 15 sati

    Thanks for the shout out! Let us know when you're ready to take the Veloster N for a spin.

  40. Moeed Amjad

    Moeed AmjadPrije 15 sati

    How about the Lexus f badge

  41. kennyq45

    kennyq45Prije 16 sati


  42. touf touf

    touf toufPrije 16 sati

    Honey is a fraud badge. Change my mind.

  43. Christian Smalley

    Christian SmalleyPrije 16 sati

    still if it looks better than standard I would have them

  44. Preston Elam

    Preston ElamPrije 16 sati

    0:45 who's joe?

  45. CroftyOriginal

    CroftyOriginalPrije 16 sati

    I have an S4 Quattro, are you saying I have the same as an 2WD A4... No, I think you need to do a bit more research on some of these car makes. Also, Im pretty sure everyone knows when you buy a "line" its just a styling pack, no body thinks its a performance pack.

  46. Death Sweet

    Death SweetPrije 16 sati

    Wu tang financial xD

  47. pumata

    pumataPrije 16 sati

    You know that the m badge is estetic on the car's that aren't full m

  48. Nino Villaflor

    Nino VillaflorPrije 17 sati

    Can anyone guess what is Toyota's bestselling car in the Philippines

  49. Andrew Davis

    Andrew DavisPrije 17 sati

    Love Donut’s videos but man, y’all need some quality control. Quite a few inaccuracies here.

  50. Victor

    VictorPrije 17 sati

    Quattro is not a performance badge, it just means 4 wheel drive. Also, Porche's RS badge is quite possibly the strongest badge of all.

  51. Toxna

    ToxnaPrije 17 sati

    What about the jaguar svr?

  52. Joshua Graham

    Joshua GrahamPrije 18 sati

    Why do Americans say Neeee san And not Ni san? Kneeesmo Nis mo

  53. Philtrum

    PhiltrumPrije 18 sati

    The worst one yet is putting a mustang badge on a crossover suv. Disgusting

  54. Green Ignitor

    Green IgnitorPrije 18 sati


  55. Batbadral Bayarmagnai

    Batbadral BayarmagnaiPrije 18 sati

    where is Science Garage??? I need answers pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeez. been asking this for ages

  56. Vadim Grishchuk

    Vadim GrishchukPrije 19 sati

    Wheelhouse idea: pop up headlights and how frickin hot they look and why they’re no longer produced 😢

  57. Michael Loach

    Michael LoachPrije 19 sati

    Its not the fact that some of these are wanna-be's, its the drivers who attempt to drive them like they are the real thing! A lot of them cant handle the wanna-be's so would not have a chance with the real thing! One of the cars im thinking about buying is the Smart (merc) Forfour BRABUS, that sounds fun! All the best............

  58. Saumadip Das

    Saumadip DasPrije 19 sati

    You forgot toyota TRD.

  59. Andreas Panosyan

    Andreas PanosyanPrije 19 sati

    Whaaaaat!!! BMW x3 m40i has the b58 motor that puts out 382 BHP, 27 BHP higher than the previous trim line. And don't get me started on the exhaust notes. with $100 flash you can get that motor to a crazy 430 WHP. Yes WHP not BHP. Braaaaa!

  60. Isaac Bright

    Isaac BrightPrije 20 sati

    Buick got the underrated GS. No bs there. Just performance