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Bluefire

http://www.motoringresearch.com/car...or-live-ian-callum-tells-us-choice-1006951563


“For me, there’s only one colour to go for – Bluefire (a £620 option). I think it looks best in that colour – but then, blue is my favourite colour!”
(Legend has it, this is why the design team for the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 star concept Jaguar C-X17 chose to paint the concept in blue – “they knew I’d like it”, said Callum.
As for wheels, Callum says the two-tone rims worn by the motor show car are, for him, a must-have. “They come in 19-inch and 20-inch design, so you can stick to the 19″s if you prefer.” Callum, of course, would have the £800 20″s.
Callum’s ideal XE: a Paris Motor Show star

Callum’s ideal spec of XE was actually on Jaguar’s Paris Motor Show stand for opening press day, where it drew an enthusiastic response. Sadly, it had gone by day two: it’s needed for an event in London, said Callum, and Jaguar literally hasn’t yet built enough XE to go round. “The demand for them is extraordinary” he said.

 

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It's a great blue color. I think that it looks very luxurious. Similar to a BMW blue in my opinion. Looks like Estoril blue to me.

Maybe these photo's are the greatest to compare the two but I think the two blues look different enough. The BLue on the jag looks more metallic and just has more going on with it than just being a blue, the BMW paint is more of a true blue...not much else to it.
 

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I will agree that there is a bit more of a metallic gloss to the Jaguar XE's blue. I don't think they are that different though. Need to see them in person to really get an idea of what the color truly is.
 

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I will agree that there is a bit more of a metallic gloss to the Jaguar XE's blue. I don't think they are that different though. Need to see them in person to really get an idea of what the color truly is.
If it really matters to you, you'll want to see it out in the sun, under the well lit dealer show room area and even at autoshows which some setups do a great job of showing off the paint.
 

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having seen this car in the flesh this blue is nothing like estroil blue or laguna seca blue


and I understand why ian callum likes this colour and those wheels
That is true, those blues are irrelevant here. The blue originally posted is likely one of the best ever for a vehicle like the XE, it complements the vehicles design, what it's about, and overall.... what you expect to see a Jaguar have. I can't honestly say the same about other blue's posted in this thread.
 

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If the car was an Alfa Romeo now this Gentleman should be looking for a new Job......

The traditional Alfa Romeo color is "Rosso Alfa", the equivalent of Italian racing red, speaking of jaguar the traditional color is "British RCin Green"!

If I was mr Callum my answer should be only only one: "it is obviously British Racing Green, no need to ask about it!"

But today tradition and heritage are countless.....
 

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If the car was an Alfa Romeo now this Gentleman should be looking for a new Job......

The traditional Alfa Romeo color is "Rosso Alfa", the equivalent of Italian racing red, speaking of jaguar the traditional color is "British RCin Green"!

If I was mr Callum my answer should be only only one: "it is obviously British Racing Green, no need to ask about it!"

But today tradition and heritage are countless.....

Tradition and heritage must be honored -- it's what sets Jaguar apart from relative upstarts like Lexus.


But we must not be bound by tradition. This Bluefire color is stunning and is clearly an excellent choice on the XE. Green does not flatter the car as much as this blue.


All my opinion, of course. :)
 
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