BMW certainly likes its acronyms. When it first introduced the X5, it coined the term "sports activity vehicle" - feeling, perhaps, that "utility" was a little too downmarket. Now, with the X6, we've got what the company claims is the first "sports activity coupe" (SAC).
It is, maybe, a tacit acknowledgement that the X6 is more about style than anything else. While there are still rear doors, the sloping roofline cuts into rear headroom - and there are only two seats in the back anyway.
It's an interesting concept, the X6 - one that will probably find a small audience amongst performance enthusiasts who like being up high. What's more interesting is its engine, a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 that will likely show up in a lot of BMW's other model lines, replacing the current 4.8-litre naturally-aspirated V8.