Which Performance Badges Are a Scam?

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  • Published on:  Monday, January 13, 2020
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  • Nico M
    Nico M  52 minutes ago

    What about SS and Sti

  • FroZ ssd
    FroZ ssd  56 minutes ago

    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
    Ryman0131  an hour ago +1

    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  an hour ago

    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
    TBear  an hour ago

    love gazoo racing... i really do

  • Zachary Johnson
    Zachary Johnson  an hour ago

    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 vehicle......like clears throat BMW with ///M

  • dazzaburger
    dazzaburger  an hour ago

    Anything that says “line” or “sport” after the name you know it’s a fake

  • rc guy
    rc guy  2 hours ago

    Please stop pronouncing bmw the wrong way.

  • Paulo Varella
    Paulo Varella  2 hours ago


  • Ellis Foster
    Ellis Foster  3 hours ago

    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  3 hours ago

    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  4 hours ago

    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.

    I think you forgot a big one. The POLESTAR badge for VOLVO ? It even is a seperate brand now !

  • Leontii Zainchkovskyi

    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  7 hours ago

    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  8 hours ago

    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  8 hours ago

    what about jaguar and Land-Rover.......with their SV and Dynamics badge...??????

  • Alaska Famous
    Alaska Famous  10 hours ago

    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  10 hours ago

    Well this was boring.

  • Mystery Man
    Mystery Man  12 hours ago

    Just like avatar in game.