6. BMW X6
2009 — present
“What the heck is it?” everyone asked. Built on an SUV (excuse me, “SAV,” or sports activity vehicle, in BMW-speak) platform, the BMW X6 comes complete with all-wheel drive, massive wheels and ridiculously powerful engines — but features none of the cargo space or even the headroom of an SUV — for more money than a comparable BMW X5. BMW actually calls it a “sports activity coupe,” whatever that means. It continues the trend of BMW somewhat successfully producing all manner of niche vehicles from high-volume platforms in order to boost market share. For a little development cost, BMW gets to run more X5-platform vehicles down the line and gets a few buyers interested in something funky and different.