What is old is new. The 2008 BMW X6 is penned a “sports activity coupe”, which sounds revolutionary. But it’s not new when it’s compared to the forgotten 1984 AMC Eagle SX4. Notice these similarities: nearly identical silhouette, hatches, wing-like rear spoiler, blacked-out b-pillars, beefy 5-spoke rims, and two-color bodies.

I’m not suggesting that BMW used the AMC playbook. That’s not a good idea, because you’ll notice there are no AMCs around today. But it is interesting how few new ideas in the automotive world.