Which Performance Badges Are a Scam?

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Cooper - 21 hour ago
Dude, quattro isn’t a performance brand.. Quattro literally means four in italian.
Tenzin Smith
Tenzin Smith - Day ago
What about Lamborghini SV?
KOOL KIDZZ - Day ago
The X5 M is an amazing M SUV. Though it isn’t a coupe or sedan it’s still sick
Audi Authority
Audi Authority - Day ago
Audi's S-Line is just a trim level like you suggested but the S and RS badges do actually equate to added performance. The S and RS models all make higher performance than the non S and RS models. An A4 makes about 245 HRSPRS with a single turbo and the S4 (same body type) comes with a supercharged 333 HRSPRS engine (i'm using the B8.5 specs) and the RS4 makes 450 while being naturally aspirated. The same trend applies across all models. a3's have a 2.0L turbo which is the same in the a4. S3's make almost 300hp, and RS3's clock in at just under 400. So on and so forth with a5, s5, rs5, a6, s6, rs6, a7, s7, rs7, etc. And of course the R8 is in a class of its own. So in the case of Audi, the S and RS badges do actually mean something.
Krish Aggarwal
Krish Aggarwal - 2 days ago
Paul O'Neal
Paul O'Neal - 2 days ago
GT doesn't mean the same with Dodge as it does with Ford...
vghsdvg bhfb
vghsdvg bhfb - 2 days ago
Whats the song thats in the background when Nolan's talking about Hyundai?
Jimmy Vega
Jimmy Vega - 3 days ago
We just arent gonna mention the chevy ss badge?
Nuno Satiro
Nuno Satiro - 4 days ago
BMW and Mercedes are a joke this days.. Truee
Dylan Neumeyer
Dylan Neumeyer - 5 days ago
What about STI
KezKemp Media
KezKemp Media - 6 days ago
Volkswagen GTI. It has been left fairly well alone as there’s never been a ‘GTI-Line’. There have been some pretty poor GTI’s in the past but at least they’re always better performers than the standard vehicles.
Cali Jewelz
Cali Jewelz - 7 days ago
Chevy and SS badges? All weak v6's now
Hulisani Dongola
Hulisani Dongola - 8 days ago
What a great video 👌🏾
H - 8 days ago
you all make amazing videos
Boris Pernichev
Boris Pernichev - 8 days ago
Nismo Juke has gtr engine 👀
Christian Woods
Christian Woods - 4 days ago
Juke R has the gtr motor. Juke Nismo is still cool, I’m a sucker for hot hatches
Matthew Turner
Matthew Turner - 9 days ago
the gazoo killed me
David Pejuan
David Pejuan - 9 days ago
The ST explorer makes like 420 hp.
Melissa Fedora
Melissa Fedora - 9 days ago
It’s not 2009 it’s 2019
Si74l0rd - 9 days ago
The, err, musical instrument? Is a kazoo.
Bonn by Bike
Bonn by Bike - 9 days ago
In Germany there are also OPC (Opel Performance Center) and R (Volkswagen R-line). Others are F from Lexus and Audis RS and S Models aren't from "S-line" the subsidiary company of Audi is officially called quattro-GmbH
Weedgen - 9 days ago
Why would you forget sti
RELAXcowboy - 12 days ago
Ford doesn't sell the focus and Fiesta st anymore in their home country so... Its just a glorified "sport" badge now.
He'll, even in the end the Fiesta had the "ST Line" that was just a fluff badge.
Trond - 13 days ago
Hmm. But they are not called the same...are they? And noone think that a S-Line is a RS. The point is that it boost the sale becouse they look better .. Think off it like Win on sunday sale on monday, without racing at all
AndreAllDay - 14 days ago
Toyota literally could have resold 97 bodystyle supras with parts updated, kept the 2jz and they would have killed the market, Instead its an overrated, overpriced, rebadged BMW roadster... They definitely did not have car guys in mind.. its appalling..
Tri Wolf
Tri Wolf - 16 days ago
Nolan brother, Pretty fast, not quick ;) 9:00
clint h
clint h - 18 days ago
Missed the Alfa clover badge
exactinmidget92 - 20 days ago
I notice that everyone is going with a "line" series. I think ST-line is just ST looks on a base car.
Tsolmon Erdenejav
Tsolmon Erdenejav - 21 day ago
"Hayandai" 😏😆
Luis Garcia
Luis Garcia - 21 day ago
What about Cadillac "V" series cars?
Arjun Shinoj
Arjun Shinoj - 22 days ago
What about GT
Filippo Orlando
Filippo Orlando - 24 days ago
You forgot the fiat abarth
Muhammad Ali Raza
Muhammad Ali Raza - 25 days ago
You guys missed the worst one, Lexus for their F and F sport
Evan Asche
Evan Asche - 25 days ago
Idk I've seen an m240i and a regular 240i go at it and that m240i put a pretty good beating on it. I get it though; I'm a big BMW fan and I don't fully get the "half M" thing going on. (Also the X3 M40i does a 13.8 standing quarter mile and the regular x3 doesnt even come close to that. X3 M40i is no joke)
That dude
That dude - 26 days ago
At least VW do add power when you get an gti or r
Nathan Hudson
Nathan Hudson - 26 days ago
no VW love :'(
Kriste Isopahkala
Kriste Isopahkala - 26 days ago
M performance and S-line. Eewww. I blame they people who buy, not the people who sell, though.
Kriste Isopahkala
Kriste Isopahkala - 26 days ago
Oh yeah, can't forget the amg-line.
Bayu Astha
Bayu Astha - 27 days ago
Toyota in Indonesia has been the biggest scammer in this term. They butchered the TRD badges by putting it on city cars that doesn't even relate to any motorsport-related activities and worst part is that they only put bumpers and put TRD stickers then charge a lot more. Even the global model such as Yaris got this treatment, TRD Yaris is just normal Yaris with better looking bumpers and no engine tuning at all. It's disgusting and you're right, the TRD badge is meaningless for me now. I dread the time when they start butchering the GR badge here. I know it's coming.
south florida 2 step
south florida 2 step - 27 days ago
Did your voice change?
ohav noy
ohav noy - 28 days ago
i love and everything but what with alfa romeo ?!?!?!
OspreyBravo18 - 29 days ago
This video was actually very disappointing... I have come to expect better from Donut but you guys cut corners on this one which makes me wonder what other video's did you take the easy road on? You completely missed TRD, Lexus F badge, etc.
OspreyBravo18 - 29 days ago
Lexus better be one of the worst offenders...
Harry Grunge
Harry Grunge - 29 days ago
When I saw an M5 Badge on a 5 series Sedan, I just laughed
Ryan Taranto
Ryan Taranto - 29 days ago
Subaru sti
Idraic - Month ago
I think you should have at least mentioned Subaru Sti and Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio which is a glorious badge, also Audi Quattro stands for 4wd in facts "quattro" is italian for 4. By the way nice video!
Zachary Ferneding
Zachary Ferneding - Month ago
What about Chevy’s SS badge or Cadillac -V ?
frenchstick245 - Month ago
Man I was waiting for u guys to talk $hit about Acura’s current type S badges.
frenchstick245 - 24 days ago
Not Type S! A Spec I mean
Nade Shift
Nade Shift - Month ago
Type R’s are definitely really good race cars. They feel like it, they run like it, maybe not in a straight but definitely in the turns.
Stuff Fan
Stuff Fan - Month ago
On the topic of scams - Honey, free savings, sounds like a scam to me
(May not be)
why r u reading this
why r u reading this - Month ago
Honda has mugen
Jabari Gillett
Jabari Gillett - Month ago
All i see is a honda and 2 BMWs
Jabari Gillett
Jabari Gillett - Month ago
All i see is a honda and 2 BMWs
Michael Lenoch
Michael Lenoch - Month ago
9:51 "2009" really?
Sam Watson
Sam Watson - Month ago
In Europe Ford actually have an STline, similar to the AMG line (all trim, no go) not sure it was mentioned 😊
Bentley Mobius
Bentley Mobius - Month ago
WHAT of cosworth, TRD, Aberth and Braubas
Emoti723 ME
Emoti723 ME - Month ago
Subaru STi?
Jere Williams
Jere Williams - Month ago
Jere Williams
Jere Williams - Month ago
Hyundai, like Sunday
David Mansfield
David Mansfield - Month ago
You gave Toyota a pass.Their TRD line has been a joke. Just some suspension and visual tweeks is all they have ever been
Chris Ahn
Chris Ahn - Month ago
BMW pretty much destroyed the image of ///M by plastering it on tons of NON M cars.
orrinsjuice - Month ago
Skip to 1:30 to see the content of the video. You’re welcome
Moe Lester
Moe Lester - Month ago
Forgot chevy
Barebare kun
Barebare kun - Month ago
Subaru STI always get the shaft nobody talked about them.
Michael 187
Michael 187 - Month ago
Where's the GTI?
Photo Hope
Photo Hope - Month ago
You convinced me to subscribe.
I ride a F1 to go work and to buy my beers . because i can.
heavychevy383 - Month ago
short answer... any performance badge on an a Big Stupid Ugly SUV or CrossOver is an ABOMINATION!!! ...ALL SUV'S & CROSSOVERS should be destroyed, stripped, & melted down & use the recycled materials to build proper sports cars! ...ok, come on, i cant be the only one sick & tired of soccer moms tryin to run me over because theyre playin with/talkin on their dang phones while drivin their big stupid ugly abominations, or backing into ur Parked car in a parking lot because they cant drive their big a** ABOMINATIONS!
Jake Toth
Jake Toth - Month ago
A performance badge that really lives up to its name is STi,
Qais Al Bulushi
Qais Al Bulushi - Month ago
Unfortunately VW is guilty too with R line 😠
DEEGE GAMING - Month ago
RR Black Badge
Khoa Phan
Khoa Phan - Month ago
I disagree with the M-performance cars. There isn’t that big of a difference in horsepower but 0-60 is vastly improved, at least in recent models.
David Callow
David Callow - Month ago
Why is the S-line on this list? Its not ripping you off at all, its literally a trim level and everyone knows that. They even tell you its just a trim
PCarba - Month ago
Well,the N line went very well,not so normal cars,and you can do seriously upgrades
dekipedija - Month ago
you forgot quadrifoglio, and you shouldn't have! Hands down, the best badge in the industry
Editgimp - 5 days ago
That's part of Alfa Romeo's heritage no? Like they put it to honor one of their racers, who's luck changed after drawing the clover on the car
trot - 6 days ago
That’s not a badge that’s a specific line...
Arthur Rolet
Arthur Rolet - Month ago
Toyota also won the Dakar and now sell the toyota Hilux with a 6 cylinder
Pieter-Jan Van Aeken
Pieter-Jan Van Aeken - Month ago
Honestly, not the video I was expecting. Ain't nobody confusing an A6 S-line for an RS6. Yes, it's marketed a little fuzzy but every car enthousiast knows the different subtleties like the 63s before AMG or the absence of 40i behind M2. Imo, if anything is diluting the performance badges, it's the SUV's that get the genuine AMG, M and RS badges. They reduce the genuine performance badge to a horsepower indicator, instead of the driver engagement they used to represent.
Torsten lim
Torsten lim - Month ago
here in my area, people who drove honda left the red honda logos which specifically are supposed to be for type r's on their little hatchbacks and sedans just to make it look 'nicer'
Sakuya Kurobane
Sakuya Kurobane - Month ago
Performance badges I know
Chevrolet ZL1
Dodge SRT
Ford ST/RS
Mercedes AMG
Porsche RS
Nissan Nismo
Honda Type R
Audi Quattro
Kevin Perera
Kevin Perera - Month ago
For Audi it’s RS. Quattro only means that it’s a 4wheel drive
Gray Filtered
Gray Filtered - Month ago
Honestly all of these are our faults , people were putting cheap ‘amg’ and ‘m’ badges on their cars along side with a lot of stupid cosmetics inside and out and these companies noticed , so they turned into money and suckers buy them , actually I believe a lot of ‘ car guys’ are into them , they love the badging , the bling , the extra pieces of plastic , and they pride with ‘ extra 20hp bro , thats M powa for you bruh’
t4tris - Month ago
Ah yes, my favorite Korean auto maker "Hayiandai".
A W - Month ago
Just Car Things
Just Car Things - Month ago
What about Volkswagens R line
Dun - Month ago
How did the Polo GTi and all those R line bullshit from VW escape this list.
Hugo - Month ago
The new GR Yaris looks like it's going to be a really great Hot Hatch. I'm less confident about what could be a GR Yaris Cross so I hope they won't do that (even if this small SUV looks good)
Luis - Month ago
"Its hyundai like sunday" 🤦🏻‍♂️
NothingXemnas - Month ago
Branding is why Subaru's WRX and the now defunct Mitsubishi's Evolution lines are still such legends. Mitsubishi never failed to deliver a great car, and Subaru still makes true rally machines to beat Audi's Quattro any time.
Sure these lines got old, but they are still respectful "sport trims".
Jason Ver
Jason Ver - Month ago
I bought a new 11 BMW X1 xDrive35i with the m package, wish I kept it. I had BMW put all the performance mods from Dinan before I took it home. It was a quick SAV.
James Davis
James Davis - Month ago
Wonder if we could add the pony to the list?
Since it’s now going to be put on an electric crossover.
Алексей Кузьменко
Heyy!! What about Honda Accord Type R ??? There is nothing from TypeR there
Oleksandr Shevchenko
Oleksandr Shevchenko - Month ago
What, no Polestar? CAMON!!!!!!!!11111!1111oneoneoneeleven
DjKinetec - Month ago
Well said, my thoughts exactly.
Roberto Yanez Schmidt
Roberto Yanez Schmidt - Month ago
I found this video kind of biased.
ADHAiiN7 - Month ago
I thought Quattro was Audi’s AWD system and R was their performance brand?
Nameless - Month ago
Mr. Macedon
Mr. Macedon - Month ago
That Hyundai pronunciation xD!
HaveFun - Month ago
Dude a m240i x3m40i and the other models have a good price to performance they def have more power than the normal versiond
maarten van koningsbruggen
You forgot about GTI Volkswagen man
Tonseren - Month ago
There are a bunch of other performance badges, will there be another video for those?
Chris K
Chris K - Month ago
I have a C250 twin turbo diesel AMG Sport Plus, doesn’t have an AMG badge on the boot. In UK most car engines are either 2.0 diesel or low capacity petrols, so most sports badges are on the biggest engines before going to the performance engines. Ie Audi A3 is commonly a 1.4 turbo, S3 2.0 turbo with double the power, or an RS3 with a 2.5 and even more power.
Jeff Gawthorpe
Jeff Gawthorpe - Month ago
hmmmm... you make some good points, but your opinion on BMW M Performance cars is way off, before I bought my M340i I road tested it and the M4 CP. The M4 has 60+ HP more, but the new 4wd M340i did better on 0-60 every time. To suggest the M340i (0-60 ~ 4 sec flat) waters down the M brand is silly. The M4 has tighter handling, but the M340i is FAST. I went for the M340i as it is rapid but much easier to live with than an M4.
Kutter Reddan
Kutter Reddan - Month ago
I have a stock m235i and I beat my friends e92 m3 to 100 consistently. Not all m tuned bmws have small horsepower increases, all I’m saying. I love my m235
Fulano detal
Fulano detal - Month ago
Well, when in doubt, look at the car specs
Knut Pohl
Knut Pohl - Month ago
The "Quattro" badge has never been a performance badge of Audi, but was and is highlighting 4x4 variants of their cars
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