All-new BMW M2 Competition launched in India for Rs 79.90 lakh

first_imgThe all-new BMW M2 Competition was launched in India today. The BMW M2 Competition will be available at all BMW dealerships across India as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) model from today onwards.The BMW M2 Competition is available in a petrol variant at an ex-showroom price of INR 79, 90,000.The M2 Competition is available in Alpine White (non-metallic) and in the following metallic paintworks: Sunset Orange, Hockenheim Silver, Long Beach Blue, and Black Sapphire.The range of fine upholstery combinations in the M2 Competition includes Leather Dakota Black/contrast stitching Blue | Black and Leather Dakota Black/contrast stitching Orange | Black. The optional perforations in either blue or orange will only be available with optional M Sport Seats.The exterior of the M2 Competition gets enlarged air inlets and the high-gloss Black kidney grill with an M2 badge.The characteristic coupé silhouette extends from the bonnet to the muscularly sculpted rear. The Adaptive LED headlights to complete the dynamic look.BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line with extended content accentuate the sporty appearance. M side gills with M2 model designation and M wing mirrors underline the motor racing character. In the rear, the M rear spoiler and the sports exhaust system with four tailpipes in Black Chrome signal sporting ambitions in top form.The interior design of the all-new BMW M2 Competition has a consistent driver focus. The M2 Competition logo on the door sill emphasizes the vehicle’s athletic ambitions. The optional M Sport seats with an illuminated M2 badge and standard M Seat belts not only offer a powerful look but also perfect support. The BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite with interior trim finishers in black high-gloss with highlight trim finisher Pearl Chrome complete this expressive and prestigious ensemble.advertisementThe new instrument cluster in black panel design sports M style dials, red needles, and an M2 Competition welcome staging in white illumination. The multifunction M leather steering wheel is also optimized for peak performance. The driver can also use the M Drive M1 and M2 buttons to select the desired settings whilst driving. A new red start/stop button underlines the motorsport character of the car.The M TwinPower Turbo three-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine in the all-new BMW M2 Competition leaves nothing to be desired. The high-revving power unit delivers its exceptional output of 302 kW/410 hp at 6,250 rpm and a tremendous peak torque of 550 Nm. The boost in performance pushes the all-new BMW M2 Competition from 0 to 100 km/hr in just 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 250 km/hr.The seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission with Drivelogic is an innovative dual-clutch system specially designed for the high-revving BMW M engine. It enables extremely fast gear changes without any loss of traction. The shift paddles on the M leather steering wheel put the seven gears at your fingertips for absolute control.The M Servotronic with three driving modes (Comfort, Sport, and Sport+) lend the all-new BMW M2 Competition unique handling characteristics. The standard Active M Differential on the rear axle and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) have likewise been configured to match the upgraded dynamics.The exhaust system comes with an innovative flap concept. The electrically controlled flaps positioned just before the rear silencer, minimize exhaust backpressure for optimized efficiency and create a distinctively unmistakable BMW M sound across the entire rev range.The all-new BMW M2 Competition comes with a package of intelligent safety features aimed at minimizing risk with airbags, Active M Differential, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including M Dynamic mode and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).Maximum driving pleasure coupled with an outstanding performance/fuel consumption ratio thanks to EfficientDynamics measures such as Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies.The BMW ConnectedDrive services onboard the all-new BMW M2 Competition provide the driver with a wide range of information, entertainment and service feature such as an iDrive controller, Radio BMW Professional, 7 loudspeakers with 205 Watts HiFi loudspeaker system, a 16.5 cms colour display with AM/FM Radio, Connectivity through Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Park Distance Control (PDC) rear and front along with rear view camera come as standard. The optional features include the next generation BMW iDrive (the on-board Driver Information System) with touch controller, BMW Navigation Professional (integrated Global Positioning System GPS) with 22.3 cm color display and 3D maps, 12 loudspeakers with 360 Watts HiFi loudspeaker system from Harman Kardon, BMW Apps, and Apple Car Play.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Try to make sure no back-biting in KKR camp, says Dinesh Karthik

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik said it’s important to make sure his teammates are healthy and in “a great space”, especially when the team is going through a lean patch in a “high octane” tournament like Indian Premier League (IPL).Karthik said he makes it a point to keep negative stuff like back-biting and bickering away from the KKR camp.Karthik’s comments came after Kolkata Knight Riders snapped their six-match losing streak with a 34-run win over Mumbai Indians on Sunday and kept their chances of qualifying for IPL 2019 playoffs alive.”It’s a high-pressure sport, a high octane tournament and you’ve got to make sure everybody’s in a great space, give them the best chance to do well and stay healthy. A lot of bickering and back-biting can go on in these sorts of situations. I’m very aware of it and make sure nothing like that happens,'” Karthik said.The KKR captain added: “At the end of the day, it’s a game. You play the best that you can. You need to keep a smile. You need to be nice to others. Everybody’s trying hard. I always believe that at the end of the day it’s a game. We all go back home and we need to be happy.”I think they need to make sure they have a great experience playing with me. It shouldn’t be all about, ‘oh that guy was so bad when we lost’. I was very aware of that.”Captain Karthik has been under the pump over several tactical decisions he has taken in IPL 2019. KKR started the season with a bang but slumped to six successive defeats and were in danger of crashing out early until Sunday.advertisementKarthik was questioned over his decision to not give Andre Russell an opportunity at the top of the batting order. Russell himself had said that KKR need flexibility when it comes to batting positions in crunch matches.In the lead up to the must-win match against Mumbai, Russell pointed out how difficult it has been for KKR stars to deal with the losing streak.Russell, who has been in the form of his life, was sent in to bat at No. 3 vs Mumbai Indians on Sunday. The West Indies big-hitter made full use of the opportunity and smashed a 40-ball 80 as KKR posted 232 on the board.Similarly, Shubman Gill, whom many felt was being wasted down the order, came out to open and smashed his career-best IPL score of 76 from just 45 balls.Can’t say I should have been given a chance at the top earlier: GillSpeaking to the media after his match-winning knock, Shubman Gill defended the team’s move to use him as a floater, saying first-choice openers Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine have been in good form for KKR in IPL 2019.”Lynn has been opening for so long so we can’t push him down the order and Narine has been doing very well too. So, I can’t say that I should have been given a chance at the top of the order earlier but I am happy that I have the opportunity now and I capitalised on it,” Gill said.Having clinched a crucial win over MI, KKR have manged to live to fight another day. Karthik’s men will next take on Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians in their last two matches on the road and anything but a win can end their playoff chances.Also Read | Andre Russell’s wife on KKR star’s masterclass vs MI: Knew you were going to do thatAlso Read | Happy I capitalised on the opportunity to open for KKR, says Shubman GillAlso See:last_img read more

NSW JUNIOR STATE CUP PLAYED AND WON

first_imgThe NSW Junior State Cup went off without a hitch in Wollongong, with no wild weather or electrical storms…there was simply 277 teams of enthusiastic young Touch players and 777 fine games of Touch. The Manly Sea Eagles were amongst the strongest overall performers, grabbing four of the ten Championship grand finals, as well as one runner-up. Wagga Wagga and Wollongong each claimed two Championships grand final titles, with Parkes and Muswellbrook claiming one each.Wollongong seem to be thriving with the event on their home turf, also claiming three Plate final titles. With Wollongong sides making two Championship and three Plate finals and going on to win all five, the hometown support must surely make a difference in the big matches. The Tamworth Thunder also showed they’re a country region on the improve, especially in the female divisions, finishing second in the Under 14 and Under 18 girls Championship finals and also the Under 18 girls Plate final. The grand finals were all showcases of some of the most promising future Touch players NSW has to offer, with the following results:Championship Grand Finals:McCall Cup, Boys Under 10’s: Manly Sea Eagles (9) def Wests Magpies 1 (6)Tirado Cup, Girls Under 10’s: Manly Sea Eagles (2) def Parramatta Eels (0)Zabielo Cup, Boys Under 12’s: Wagga Wagga (5) def Manly Sea Eagles (0)Vassallo Cup, Girls Under 12’s: Parkes Pumas (13) def Griffith (2)Yiangou Cup, Boys Under 14’s: Manly Sea Eagles (3) def Parramatta Eels (2)Taylor Cup, Girls Under 14’s: Wollongong Devils (7) def Tamworth Thunder 1 (2)Wall Cup, Boys Under 16’s: Muswellbrook Mambas (10) def Penrith Panthers (9)Toohey Cup, Girls Under 16’s: Wagga Wagga (13) def Taree (10)Galea Cup, Boys Under 18’s: Manly Sea Eagles (9) def Wests Magpies (2)Rose Cup, Girls Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (9) def Tamworth Thunder (4)Plate Grand Finals:McCall Cup, Boys Under 10’s: Wollongong Devils (7) def Nelson Bay Neptunes (4)Tirado Cup, Girls Under 10’s: Central Coast Dolphins (13) def Blacktown Broncos (2)Zabielo Cup, Boys Under 12’s: Taree (8) def Penninsula Piranahs (5)Vassallo Cup, Girls Under 12’s: Port Macquarie vs LBM Rangers (to be confirmed)Yiangou Cup, Boys Under 14’s: Wagga Wagga (3) def Nelson Bay Neptunes (0)Taylor Cup, Girls Under 14’s: City of Orange Thunder (5) def Penrith Panthers (3)Wall Cup, Boys Under 16’s: Central Coast Dolphins (5) def Manly Sea Eagles (0)Toohey Cup, Girls Under 16’s: LBM Rangers (6) def Cronulla Sharks (3)Galea Cup, Boys Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (13) def Mudgee Mudcrabs (12)Rose Cup, Girls Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (9) def Tamworth Thunder (4) All results can be found at www.nswtouch.com.au, photographs were taken by Sporting Images and can be purchased at www.sportingimages.com.aulast_img read more

7th Annual Touched by Cancer Touch Football Carnival

first_imgThis day is a great fun day of social touch. It is a great opportunity to play with friends or family that haven’t played before. All profits from the day go to the Gold Coast Prostate Cancer Support and Network Group. To date this carnival has raised over $50,000 to support local families afflicted by this disease.Please find attached a flyer with information on the carnival. More information can be found at the website www.coomeracometstouch.comRelated Filestbc_flyer_final-docxlast_img

10 months ago’Amazing, powerful’ – David Luiz talks up Chelsea target Wilson

first_img‘Amazing, powerful’ – David Luiz talks up Chelsea target Wilsonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid Luiz has talked up Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson amid interest from Chelsea.The Brazilian will have the task of marking Wilson when the Cherries take on Chelsea in the EFL Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.Blues assistant Gianfranco Zola yesterday confirmed the club’s interest in the 26-year-old. And Luiz certainly rates his abilities.”I think he is amazing, a great player,” said Luiz. “He is doing really well. He is a top number nine with power and great movement. “He is scoring a lot of goals, he did well in his first game for England. If he continues in this way, he is a player to play in the best teams in the world.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer tells Man Utd (& fans): I don’t want to leave

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer tells Man Utd (& fans): I don’t want to leaveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he wants to keep the job.Victory at Newcastle United meant Solskjaer continued his 100 per cent start as interim manager and he challenged his players to continue that form with tougher tests ahead.He also became the first United manager to win opening four games since Sir Matt Busby 73 years ago.”I don’t want to (leave) – of course I won’t,” Solskjaer said. “It’s such a great bunch of players, fantastic atmosphere, but it’s the next game, it’s the next game.”I’m doing my job as long as I’m here. If you win four you can win another four with this club.”That’s the challenge, that’s the standard we know. That used to be the challenge from the gaffer (Sir Alex Ferguson).” last_img read more

Missouri Man Arrested For Posting Threats On Yik Yak Towards Mizzou Students

first_imgyik yak app logo.Twitter/@EMichiganEagles The issues at Missouri continue to escalate, following the resignation of system president Tim Wolfe after a string of racially-charged incidents across the Columbia campus spurred large-scale protests by students. Things took a frightening turn on Tuesday night, when a local man posted terroristic threats towards black Mizzou students on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak. Warning: some of the posts contain explicit language.University of Missouri police arrest suspect for posting online threats https://t.co/Beq5jfNSIK pic.twitter.com/8baXsfJXTu— Mary Georgantopoulos (@marygeorgant) November 11, 2015Update on Missouri University: Anonymous posts death threat towards black students on Yik Yak!#ConcernedStudent1950 pic.twitter.com/cIZGhhfFib— Ray Warren Symposium (@rwsymplc) November 11, 2015screenshotted this before it got removed #Mizzou pic.twitter.com/tK2MjCRvM9— Lara Haft (@badpriestess) November 11, 2015Early this morning, a local 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly making the threatening posts, though it has not yet been confirmed that he was the poster. According to reports, he is not a Mizzou student, and was not near campus when the messages were posted.19-year-old Hunter M. Park for making terrorist threats towards the Mizzou campus on social media. pic.twitter.com/wx5YcjqhmW— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) November 11, 2015Have apprehended suspect who used multiple accts to threaten @Mizzou students. He was never physically near campus @MUalert— R. Bowen Loftin (@bowtieger) November 11, 2015The school sent out this email to students this morning.#Mizzou sent this email to students this morning. pic.twitter.com/PvbiK4YwJp— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) November 11, 2015We hope these issues pass, and Missouri proves to be a safe, inclusive place for all students soon enough. Please stay safe, everyone.last_img read more

Well completion companies report sharp slowdown in fourth quarter activity

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Companies whose services are needed for hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” of oil and gas wells are reporting tough times thanks to a slowdown in drilling in Western Canada in the fourth quarter.Shares in both Trican Well Service Ltd. and Source Energy Services Ltd. trended lower Thursday after the Calgary-based companies reported lower sales in the last three months of 2018.Fracking involves injecting water, sand and chemicals under high pressure to crack tight rock formations deep underground and allow trapped oil and gas to flow into the well to be produced. Trican, whose crews step in after a well is drilled to make it ready for production, reported a fourth-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $159 million (including a $134-million goodwill impairment charge), compared with a net profit of $14 million a year earlier.It says revenue dropped by 40 per cent to $168 million from $280 million in the same period of 2017 as its total job count fell by 30 per cent to 2,054 from 2,909.Source Energy, which supplies the specialized sand used in fracking, reported in an operational update that sales fell by 33 per cent to 373,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter from 557,000 tonnes in the same quarter in 2017.The Petroleum Services Association of Canada said last month it expects 5,600 wells to be drilled in the country this year, down from 6,948 in 2018, due to what it calls deteriorating investor confidence in Canada.last_img read more

EOW registers cheating case against pvt firm

first_imgNew Delhi: The Economic and Offences Wing of Delhi Police had registered a case of cheating against a private company.The complainant in the case claimed that the suspects in the case have been involved in duping three Arab rupees and land grabbing. “Some bank officials also involved in the case who gave loans to the company,” the complainant told the police. According to investigating agency, it is submitted that the complaint against the private infrastructure company was subjected to enquiry. “Enquiry conducted has substantiated the allegations of the complainant that the alleged company executed allotment deed in favour of allottees and handed over the possession of concerned space or unit despite the fact that project was already mortgaged with banks,” police said. Police further added that from the contents of the complaint, enquiry so far prima facie cognizable offences under section 420,406,409,34,120-B of IPC.last_img read more

US official convinced Morocco has tools to become key player on

first_imgBordeaux – A cybersecurity expert visiting Rabat stated the Kingdom has all the attributes to play a leading role in the management and resolution of international affairs.Jane Holl Lute is the President and CEO of the Council on Cybersecurity and a former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.Ms. Lute is currently in Rabat on the occasion of the third “Atlantic Dialogues” Forum which is held every year and brings together high-level policymakers, business leaders, media and opinion-shapers from around the Atlantic bassin. For this edition, more than 400 experts from 52 countries are meeting in Rabat, under the patronage of King Mohamed VI. The American expert has made it clear she sees great potential in Morocco.“I am very familiar with Morocco. This is a country that has a strong international profile and a rich cultural and historical heritage,” said the expert.She also noted and applauded the Kingdom’s recent efforts, stating “The country has undergone tremendous reforms that have had a positive impact on the daily lives of Moroccans.”last_img read more