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Seeing a BMW M3 in its exclusive Yas Marina Blau colour made me understand the rational behind choosing the Nitrous Blue as the RS exclusive colour. Surely, a good way of associating the hottest hatch on earth to one of the hottest saloons. BMW's Yas Marina Blue is as close as the Ford designers dared to pick the colour for the RS.
 

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Was very close to buying an M3/M4 at the beginning of the year, before opting for other BM and Yas marina is quite different to NB, and in my opinion does not look great, except if it's a sunshine.
NB is very close to Porsche riviera Blue, a much better choice.

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Was very close to buying an M3/M4 at the beginning of the year, before opting for other BM and Yas marina is quite different to NB, and in my opinion does not look great, except if it's a sunshine.
NB is very close to Porsche riviera Blue, a much better choice.

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I'd thought it might look like a pearly version of Riviera (looks lovely on the old 968 CS which I pass occasionally) but the colour looks a little hard to live with painted on an Audi Q5

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Of all the weird and wonderful unanswerable MK3 question threads this has got to be up there!

Volvo do a similar colour too... wait, didn't Ford do something before with Volvo?

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Ford sold Volvo AFAIK back in 2007... Volvo have only really been messing about with polestar (that's what the blue is called on the Volvo's) for the last few years. Believe polestar was a racing team and they have just bought them and use as branding for any of their 'hot' models... basically their RS brand.
 

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Of all the weird and wonderful unanswerable MK3 question threads this has got to be up there!

Ford sold Volvo AFAIK back in 2007... Volvo have only really been messing about with polestar (that's what the blue is called on the Volvo's) for the last few years. Believe polestar was a racing team and they have just bought them and use as branding for any of their 'hot' models... basically their RS brand.
I think Ford sold Volvo along with JLR, Aston Martin and Mazda back in 2010 IIRC.

Polestar is the performance tuning company associated with Volvo and the blue is called 'Rebel blue'
 
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