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(Design: The Sentinel does not look anything like a Toyota Crown. It looks the exact same as it did in Vice City, albeit without a flared front spoiler.)
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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Sentinel
 
| name = Sentinel
| front_image = Sentinel-GTAV-Front.jpg
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| front_image = Sentinel-GTAV-Front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = The Sentinel in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
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| caption = The Sentinel in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| manufacturer = [[Übermacht]] <small>'''('''[[HD Universe]]''')'''</small>
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| rear_image = Sentinel-GTAV-Rear.png
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| rear_image_add_caption = with top down
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| manufacturer = [[Übermacht]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| price = $28,000 <small>([[GTA SA]])<br>([[Exports and Imports]])</small><br>$95,000 <small>(Convertible 2nd Gen. Variant)</small> <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br><small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Coupes
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = 4-door sedan <small>(3D Universe)</small><br>2-door coupe <small>(GTA IV)</small><br>2-door convertible <small>(GTA V)</small>
 
| body_style = 4-door sedan <small>(3D Universe)</small><br>2-door coupe <small>(GTA IV)</small><br>2-door convertible <small>(GTA V)</small>
 
| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers, 3D Universe)</small><br>2 <small>(driver and passenger, HD Universe)</small>
 
| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers, 3D Universe)</small><br>2 <small>(driver and passenger, HD Universe)</small>
| rear_image = Senback.png
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| related = [[Sentinel XS]]<br>[[Zion]]<br>[[Oracle]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
The [[Übermacht]] '''Sentinel''' is a luxury car featuring in:
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The [[Übermacht]] '''Sentinel''' is a continually recurring series of [[wp:BMW|BMW]]-based cars first introduced in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and has appeared in all games since then, with the exception of [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
* [[Grand Theft Auto III]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto:Liberty City Stories]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto:Vice City Stories]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
 
   
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In the [[3D Universe]], it is a mid-size luxury 4-door sedan. In the [[HD Universe]] it assumes the design of a compact two-door sports coupe in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and later a hard-top convertible in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
In the [[3D Universe]], it appears as a mid-size or full-size sedan. The Sentinel assumes the design of a sporty two-door coupe then later convertible in the [[HD Universe]].
 
   
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
 
===3D Universe===
 
===3D Universe===
The Sentinel resembles a [[wp:BMW 3 Series (E36)|BMW 3 Series E36]] sedan (most likely a 318i or 320i, based on the power and size) in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, with the rear resembling a second generation [[wp:Mitsubishi Diamante|Mitsubishi Diamante]]. In GTA Vice City, San Andreas, and GTA Vice City Stories, it resembles a cross between [[wp:BMW 7 Series (E23)|BMW 7 Series E23]] and a 1982-1985 [[wp:Honda Accord|Honda Accord]]. However, several significant cosmetic changes may be noted between the latter three games, particularly with regards to the the frontal and rear fascias; even the GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories renditions are significantly different from each other, as the GTA Vice City Stories Sentinel appears less like its high performance counterpart, the [[Sentinel XS]], which had not received the same degree of changes.
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In GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Sentinel resembles a slightly enlarged [[wp:BMW 3 Series (E36)|BMW 3 Series E36]] (most likely the 325i/328i) with different taillights from the [[wp:Mitsubishi Diamante|Mitsubishi Diamante]] and having frontal influences from the newer [[wp:BMW 3 Series (E46)|E46]]. In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, it is based on the [[wp:BMW 5 Series (E28)|BMW 5 Series E28]] with headlights derived from a [[wp:Honda Accord|1984-1985 US spec Honda Accord sedan]] and minor styling cues from the [[wp:BMW 6 Series (E24)|BMW 6 Series E24]]. However, several significant cosmetic changes may be noted between the two games, particularly with regards to the frontal and rear fascias; even the GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories renditions are significantly different from each other, as the GTA Vice City Stories Sentinel appears less like its tuned counterpart, the [[Sentinel XS]], which had not received the same degree of changes. In GTA San Andreas, it is primarily based on the [[wp:BMW 5 Series (E34)|BMW 5 Series E34]], most likely the 528i, with a rectangular headlights (as opposed to E34's dual round headlights).
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While the Sentinel is usually a common car in the streets in most GTA titles, it is significantly rare in Vice City Stories.
The GTA Vice City / Vice City Stories rendition, as mentioned above, is more likely to be based on the 1982-1985 [[wikipedia:Honda Accord#Refresh_.281984.E2.80.931985.29|Honda Accord]] because the shape of the front end and the headlights. It spawns quite rarely in VCS.
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The GTA Advance rendition does not appear to have a clear source of inspiration for its design, but retains its slender 4-door sedan look. While the car isn't generally associated with any gang, the GTA Advance rendition is an exception, serving as the gang car for an unspecified mafia in the game, taking over the role of the [[Mafia Sentinel]], the mafia variant of the Sentinel.
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[[Beta Releases#Grand Theft Auto III|At one point of GTA III's development]], the Sentinel was named the "[[Beamer]]" (Beamer is a play on "''Bimmer''", common slang term given to BMW cars, especially the modified ones). [[Beamer|A car of this name]] was previously featured in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], and was also based on a BMW. Meanwhile, a "[[Sentinal]]" was also in the process of development, appearing as a modern mid-size car that would go on to become the [[Kuruma]]. Both beta cars can be found in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
The GTA Advance rendition does not appear to have a clear source of inspiration for its design, but retains its slender 4-door sedan. While the car isn't generally associated with any gang, the GTA Advance rendition is an exception, serving a gang car for an unspecified mafia in the game, taking over the role of the [[Mafia Sentinel]], the mafia variant of the Sentinel.
 
 
[[Beta Releases#Grand Theft Auto III|At one point of GTA III's development]], the Sentinel was named the "[[Beamer]]" (Beamer is a common nickname given to BMW cars, particularly in the UK). [[Beamer|A car of this name]] was previously featured in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], and was also based on a BMW. Meanwhile, a "[[Sentinal]]" was also in the process of development, appearing as a modern, rounded car that would go on to become the [[Kuruma]]. Both beta cars can be found in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
 
 
 
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Beamer-GTA3-front.jpg|The beta Sentinel in GTA III as the "[[Beamer]]", as depicted in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
 
Beamer-GTA3-front.jpg|The beta Sentinel in GTA III as the "[[Beamer]]", as depicted in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
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Sentinel-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Sentinel-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Sentinel-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Sentinel-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Sentinel-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Sentinel-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Sentinel-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Sentinel-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
beta sentinel.jpg|Very early beta of Sentinel
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beta sentinel.jpg|Very early beta of the Sentinel.
 
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[[File:Sentinel_badges.png|thumb|Shared badging on the Sentinel and Sentinel XS.]]
 
   
 
===HD Universe===
 
===HD Universe===
 
 
====GTA IV====
 
====GTA IV====
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[[File:Sentinel_badges.png|thumb|Shared badging on the Sentinel and Sentinel XS.]]
The Sentinel in GTA IV is manufactured by [[Übermacht]] and is modeled after the [[wp:BMW 3 Series (E46)|BMW 3 Series E46]] coupe, most likely the [[wp:BMW M3#E46 M3|2001-2006 M3]], considering the bumper design. There is also a possibility it is based on the 2003-2005 330ci ZHP, a high performance variant that featured custom bumpers similar to the Sentinel's, as well as sporting higher performance. The tail lights seem to be inspired by the Oldsmobile Intrigue. Also visible are miniscule STD badges in front of the doors, near the sideskirts and front wheel wells. STD stands for "Sentinel Tuning Division", likely a play on Subaru's STi marque and BMW's in-house tuning division, BMW M, but also a reference to the acronym for "sexually transmitted disease." The format in which it is written is also similar to that of Subaru's STI division.
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The [[Übermacht]] Sentinel in [[GTA IV]] is now redesigned into a two-door sports coupe, based on the coupe variant of the [[wp:BMW 3 Series (E46)|BMW 3 Series E46]] (based on its performance and styling, presumably a 2004-2006 330ci with a ZHP trim package) in chassis design, as well as the entire front, though the grille is one piece. The tail lights however, seem to be inspired by the older [[wp:BMW 3 Series (E36)|E36 3 Series]] and [[wp:BMW 5 Series (E39)|E39 5 Series]]. However it appears to have smaller body, making it also similar to the [[wp:BMW 1 Series|BMW 1 Series E82]]. Also visible are miniscule STD badges in front of the doors, near the sideskirts and front wheel wells. STD stands for "Sentinel Tuning Division", likely a play on Subaru's STi marque and BMW's in-house tuning division, BMW M, but also a reference to the acronym for "sexually transmitted disease." The format in which it is written is also similar to that of Subaru's STI division.
 
 
   
 
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Sentinel-GTA4-front.jpg|A Sentinel in [[GTA IV]] (<small>[[:Image:Sentinel-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Sentinel GTA IV.jpg|A Sentinel in [[GTA IV]] (<small>[[:Image:Sentinel-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
images-sentinelrear.iv.jpg|Rear of the Sentinel in [[GTA IV]].
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SentinelGold.jpg|A gold Sentinel in GTA IV.
 
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====GTA V====
 
====GTA V====
Still manufactured by [[Übermacht]], the Sentinel appears in [[GTA V]] as being inspired by a newer version of the BMW 3-Series 2-door, either the E93 335i or [[wp:BMW_M3#E90.2F92.2F93_M3|E93 M3.]] It is available as a hard top convertible. The wheels featured on this model bear a striking resemblance to the Tenzo-R Project 7 wheels.
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The Sentinel is redesigned once again in [[GTA V]], inspired by the newer [[wp:BMW 3 Series (E90)|BMW 3 Series E93 convertible]] (based on the engine noise and performance, most likely a 330i or 335i; however, it has the design of a 328i Convertible with performance that isn't similar), with either a N52B30AB naturally aspirated petrol six cylinder engine, a N54B30TT twin turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine or a N55B30T Twin-scroll Turbocharged engine. Three of them have a rev limit of 7000 rpm similar to the Sentinel's engine rev limit of 7000 rpm. There are elements from the [[wp:BMW M3|E92 M3]]. The car also has little style ques from the [[wp:Lexus IS (XE20)|Lexus ISF USE20]]; this is noticeable in the front grille. It is available as a hard top convertible, based on the E92 coupe. The wheels featured on this model bear a striking resemblance to [[wp:Volk Racing GT30|Volk Racing GT30]] or [[wp:Volk Racing RE30|RE30]] wheels. The same wheels are shared with the [[Feltzer]] and the [[Fusilade]].
   
The front face of the car has an overall appearance similar to the M3, but has some minor differences, the headlights appear more like those found on the [[wp:Subaru_Impreza_(second_generation)#Second_facelift:_2005.E2.80.932007|Subaru Impreza (second facelift)]]. The grille is a single unit as opposed to the two found on BMW models.
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The front face of the car has an overall appearance similar to the M3, but has some minor differences: the headlights appear more like those found on the [[wp:Subaru Impreza (second generation)|Subaru Impreza (second facelift)]], and the grille is a single unit as opposed to the trademark "kidney" grille found on BMW models.
   
The rear of the car is based mainly on the [[wp:Saab_9-3|Saab 9-3]]. At the rear, half the bumper width features an area filled with a secondary material. Unlike the M3 that this model is based on, the exhaust tips sit just outside the outer edges of this area, and are oval as opposed to twin-circles.
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The rear of the car is based mainly on the [[wp:Saab 9-3|Saab 9-3]]. At the rear, half the bumper width features an area filled with a secondary material. Unlike the 3-series that this model is based on, the exhaust tips sit just outside the outer edges of this area, and are oval as opposed to twin-circles.
 
[[Amanda De Santa]] owns a red Sentinel with a custom licence plate saying "''KRYST4L''"
 
   
 
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Sentinel-GTAV-Front-CloseUp.jpg|A blue Sentinel from Trailer 1.
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Sentinel-GTAV-Front-CloseUp.jpg|Michael drives a blue Sentinel in the first trailer.
KRYST4L-GTAV.jpg|The Sentinel with a custom license plate in the "Michael" trailer.
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KRYST4L-GTAV.jpg|Amanda's Sentinel with the KRYST4L license plate as seen in the "Michael" trailer.
senback.png|The back of Michael's Sentinel in the "Michael" trailer
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senback.png|The back of the Amanda's Sentinel in the "Michael" trailer
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ÜbermachtSentinelAmanda-Front-GTAV.png|A modified yellow Sentinel parked outside [[Michael's mansion]].
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Sentinel,Ubermacht.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V.
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Sentinel_GTAVe_Interior.jpg|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
 
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== Performance ==
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==Performance==
 
===3D Universe===
 
===3D Universe===
With a turbocharged V6 engine in all its appearances between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Sentinel has a good top speed and acceleration. The car handles well, although it suffers from body roll in GTA Liberty City Stories. It comes with good drifting properties, although its rear-drive layout sometimes leads to oversteer and tailspins; these problems are more apparent in the GTA San Andreas rendition, due to its different weight distribution and softer suspension. In GTA San Andreas, the Sentinel's top speed of 163 km/h (101 mph) makes it the second fastest four-door car in the game.
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With a sturdy inline-6 engine in all its appearances (with the exception of inline-4 in Vice City Stories), the Sentinel has a decent top speed and acceleration despite its heavy weight. The car handles well, although it suffers from body roll in GTA Vice City Stories. It comes with good drifting properties, although its RWD layout sometimes leads to oversteer and tailspins; these problems are more apparent in the GTA San Andreas rendition, due to its lighter weight distribution and softer suspension. In GTA San Andreas, the Sentinel's top speed of 163 km/h (101 mph) makes it the second fastest four-door car in the game. Also, the Sentinel in all games are known to be durable due to its luxury build and heavy weight, which can withstand a large amounts of damage before destroyed, making it a suitable choice for street racing, pursuits, getaways and as a cover in shootouts.
   
 
===HD Universe===
 
===HD Universe===
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As a sport compact executive coupe, the GTA IV Sentinel reaches a superb top speed of 198 mph (320 km/h) - not far from the fastest vehicles in the game. It has above-average acceleration, reaching 60 mph from a stand still in 6.5 seconds, and reaching its top speed fairly quickly as well. The Sentinel's suspension is rather soft, and it tends to roll when going around tight bends at high speed; the rear of the car also tends to bounce about when traveling on uneven roads. Its handling is above average, but at high speeds it loses a lot of grip and easily spins out of control due to the lack of weight in the rear. But if controlled right, its speed and grip can be combined to produce almost-professional like drifts that can be used to slide into sharp turns and back alleyways to evade the police without difficulty. Nonetheless, it is arguably the best choice in the [[Races in GTA IV|Modern]] category in multiplayer racing.
 
As a sport compact executive coupe, the GTA IV Sentinel reaches a superb top speed of 198 mph (320 km/h) - not far from the fastest vehicles in the game. It has above-average acceleration, reaching 60 mph from a stand still in 6.5 seconds, and reaching its top speed fairly quickly as well. The Sentinel's suspension is rather soft, and it tends to roll when going around tight bends at high speed; the rear of the car also tends to bounce about when traveling on uneven roads. Its handling is above average, but at high speeds it loses a lot of grip and easily spins out of control due to the lack of weight in the rear. But if controlled right, its speed and grip can be combined to produce almost-professional like drifts that can be used to slide into sharp turns and back alleyways to evade the police without difficulty. Nonetheless, it is arguably the best choice in the [[Races in GTA IV|Modern]] category in multiplayer racing.
   
Crash deformation at higher speeds is high (quarter panels of the car may look to be "glitched" into the wheel wells if hit hard enough), and it isn't hard with this car to make the wheels jam in crashes, but the car can withstand a surprising amount of frontal impacts without failing.
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===Overview (GTA V)===
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{{Template:Vehicle Stats
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|Engine= 3.0 liter naturally-aspirated inline-6
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|Drivetrain= Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)
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|Acceleration (0-60 mph/0-100 kph)= 5.8 seconds
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|Gears= 6-speed auto
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|Top speed= 185 mph/300 kph
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|Mass = N/A|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 5.8 seconds}}
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Crash deformation at higher speeds is high (quarter panels of the car may look to be "glitched" into the wheel wells if hit hard enough), and it isn't hard with this car to make the wheels jam in crashes, but the car can withstand a surprising amount of frontal impacts without failing. This car is a good car to use in online races. This car has a very smooth feeling and doesn't feel uncomfortable when driving at any speed.
   
 
==Modifications==
 
==Modifications==
===(GTA San Andreas)===
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===GTA San Andreas===
* Color (exterior)
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*The [[Sentinel]] can only be modified in a [[TransFender]] mod-garage.
* Exhaust (four varieties)
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{| class="wikitable"
* Spoilers (four varieties)
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!Type
* Wheels (ten varieties)
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!Upgrade
* Nitro (all)
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!Cost
* Bass Boost
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* Hydraulics
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|Color
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
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|$ 150
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|-
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| rowspan="4" |Exhausts
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|Large Exhaust
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|$ 250
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|-
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|Medium Exhaust
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|$ 200
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|-
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|Twin Exhaust
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|$ 300
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|-
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|Upswept Exhaust
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|$ 400
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|5x Nitrous
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|$ 500
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|-
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|10x Nitrous
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|$ 1000
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|-
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| rowspan="4" |Spoilers
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|Win
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|$ 550
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|-
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|Champ
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|$ 400
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|-
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|Fury
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|$ 350
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|-
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|Pro
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|$ 400
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|-
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| rowspan="10" |Wheels
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|Import
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|$ 820
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|-
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|Atomic
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|$ 770
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|-
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|Ahab
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Virtual
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|$ 620
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|-
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|Access
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|$ 1140
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|-
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|Off Road Wheel
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Mega
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|$ 1030
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|-
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|Grove
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|$ 1230
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|-
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|Twist
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|$ 1200
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|-
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|Wires
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|$ 1560
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|-
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|Car Stereo
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|Bass Boost
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|$ 100
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|-
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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
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|}
   
===(GTA V)===
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===GTA V===
* Color
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*Armor
* Wheels
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*Brakes
* Spoilers
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*Bumpers
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*Engine
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*Exhaut
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*Hood
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*Horn
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*Lights
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*Plate
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*Respray
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*Skirts
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*Spoiler
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*Suspension
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*Transmission
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*Turbo
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*Wheels
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*Windows
   
== Prominent appearances in missions ==
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==Prominent appearances in missions==
=== GTA III ===
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===GTA III===
 
*In the mission "[[Bait]]", [[Catalina]] has sent three [[Colombian Cartel]] death squads to kill [[Claude]]. The death squads consist of three Sentinels with four men each; the Sentinel was picked as these are the fastest and best-handling four-door vehicle (excluding emergency vehicles). Claude is directed to lead the Columbians into a [[Yakuza]] ambush organized by [[Asuka Kasen|Asuka]].
 
*In the mission "[[Bait]]", [[Catalina]] has sent three [[Colombian Cartel]] death squads to kill [[Claude]]. The death squads consist of three Sentinels with four men each; the Sentinel was picked as these are the fastest and best-handling four-door vehicle (excluding emergency vehicles). Claude is directed to lead the Columbians into a [[Yakuza]] ambush organized by [[Asuka Kasen|Asuka]].
 
*In the mission [[Dead Skunk in the Trunk]], Joey Leone orders Claude to take one [[Manana]] with a Leone dead body in the trunk, in the front of the [[Greasy Joe's Café]], but there are two [[Forelli Family|Forelli]] gang members in two Sentinels overseeing the car, the player needs to steal the car, make a run-away opposite the Forelli Brothers, and bring the car successful to the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard]].
 
*In the mission [[Dead Skunk in the Trunk]], Joey Leone orders Claude to take one [[Manana]] with a Leone dead body in the trunk, in the front of the [[Greasy Joe's Café]], but there are two [[Forelli Family|Forelli]] gang members in two Sentinels overseeing the car, the player needs to steal the car, make a run-away opposite the Forelli Brothers, and bring the car successful to the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard]].
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*In the mission [[Gone Fishing]], if you don't kill Ray's partner in the beach, he will enter a [[Sentinel]] and make a run for it.
   
=== GTA Vice City ===
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===GTA Vice City===
*[[File:Sentinel-GTAVC-HitTheCourier.jpg|thumb|208px|The unique black Sentinel from "[[Hit The Courier]]", GTA Vice City.]]<span style="line-height:21px;">In GTA Vice City, a unique black Sentinel is the target's getaway vehicle in the mission "</span>[[Hit The Courier]]<span style="line-height:21px;">". The player can obtain the car by diligently killing the driver of the car as soon as she enters it, but must not exit the car and close its door until they enter a garage or complete the mission, as the car will lock itself again.</span>
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[[File:Sentinel-GTAVC-HitTheCourier.jpg|thumb|208px|The unique black Sentinel from "[[Hit The Courier]]", GTA Vice City.]]
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*In GTA Vice City, a unique black Sentinel is the target's getaway vehicle in the mission "[[Hit The Courier]]". The player can obtain the car by diligently killing the driver of the car as soon as she enters it, but must not exit the car and close its door until they enter a garage or complete the mission, as the car will lock itself again.
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*[[Tommy Vercetti|Tommy]] is driving one when racing [[Hillary King|Hillary]] in the mission [[The Driver]].
   
=== GTA San Andreas ===
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===GTA San Andreas===
* In GTA San Andreas, Sentinels are used by the [[Seville Boulevard Families]] during "[[Sweet's Girl]]".
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*In GTA San Andreas, Sentinels are used by the [[Seville Boulevard Families]] during "[[Sweet's Girl]]".
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*Sentinels are also used as cover in the mission "[[The Green Sabre]]", when the player and Sweet must resist the onslaught of the [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]] under the [[Mulholland Intersection]].
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*It is also driven in the mission "[[Mountain Cloud Boys]]", to aid [[Wu Zi Mu]] in a series of drive-by shootings against enemy gang members.
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*[[Kent Paul]] is seen driving a dark blue Sentinel to the airport in the GTA San Andreas mission [[Saint Mark's Bistro]]; a unique grey Sentinel can also be seen in the court yard of [[Marco's Bistro]] during this mission.
   
* Sentinels are also used as cover in the mission "[[The Green Sabre]]", when the player and Sweet must resist the onslaught of the [[Ballas]] under the [[Mulholland Intersection]].
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===GTA Liberty City Stories===
 
* It is also driven in the mission "[[Mountain Cloud Boys]]", to aid [[Wu Zi Mu]] in a series of drive-by shootings against enemy gang members.
 
 
* [[Kent Paul]] is seen driving a dark blue Sentinel to the airport in the GTA San Andreas mission [[Saint Mark's Bistro]]; a unique grey Sentinel can also be seen in the court yard of [[Marco's Bistro]] during this mission.
 
 
=== GTA Liberty City Stories ===
 
 
The Sentinel is prominently featured multiple times in GTA Liberty City Stories, all of which are depicted with a dark gray/black body color:
 
The Sentinel is prominently featured multiple times in GTA Liberty City Stories, all of which are depicted with a dark gray/black body color:
   
* A black Sentinel is featured during a cutscene in "[[The Guns of Leone]]", during which [[Salvatore Leone]] charges into the [[Red Light District]] to exert revenge on the [[Sindacco Family|Sindaccos]], running over an unsuspecting Sindacco member on the way. The car is unobtainable as the car turns into a [[Mafia Sentinel]] after the cutscene ends.
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*A black Sentinel is featured during a cutscene in "[[The Guns of Leone]]", during which [[Salvatore Leone]] charges into the [[Red Light District]] to exert revenge on the [[Sindacco Family|Sindaccos]], running over an unsuspecting Sindacco member on the way. The car is unobtainable as the car turns into a [[Mafia Sentinel]] after the cutscene ends.
* Four black Sentinels are prominently driven by [[hitmen]] hired by [[Ma Cipriani]] in "[[No Son of Mine]]"; as soon as the hitmen exit one such Sentinel, the player can easily attain the car. The cars are programmed to be heavy, which allows the player to push aside other cars without affecting the Sentinel's performance or trajectory.
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*Four black Sentinels are prominently driven by [[hitmen]] hired by [[Ma Cipriani]] in "[[No Son of Mine]]"; as soon as the hitmen exit one such Sentinel, the player can easily attain the car. The cars are programmed to be heavy, which allows the player to push aside other cars without affecting the Sentinel's performance or trajectory.
* The same form of Sentinels mention above can also be found during "[[A Walk in the Park]]", when [[Roger C. Hole]] and his body guards arrive at [[Belleville Park]] in three such cars parked in a row. Once the player manages to kill R.C. Hole and the body guards before they reach their cars, the player can take any of the cars to their garage; otherwise, if R.C. Hole manages to flee to the second car, the car's weight is reset to normal while the first and third cars retain their heavy weight. The Sentinels also received increased health for the mission.
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*The same form of Sentinels mention above can also be found during "[[A Walk in the Park]]", when [[Roger C. Hole]] and his body guards arrive at [[Belleville Park]] in three such cars parked in a row. Once the player manages to kill R.C. Hole and the body guards before they reach their cars, the player can take any of the cars to their garage; otherwise, if R.C. Hole manages to flee to the second car, the car's weight is reset to normal while the first and third cars retain their heavy weight. The Sentinels also received increased health for the mission.
* The last appearance of the black Sentinel is during "[[Making Toni]]", when it serves as the player's mode of transport for the mission and is fireproof. The car can be obtained by partially submerging the car in a shallow shoreline, failing the mission; otherwise, the car is driven away by [[Mickey Hamfists]] in the end of the mission.
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*The last appearance of the black Sentinel is during "[[Making Toni]]", when it serves as the player's mode of transport for the mission and is fireproof. The car can be obtained by partially submerging the car in a shallow shoreline, failing the mission; otherwise, the car is driven away by [[Mickey Hamfists]] in the end of the mission.
   
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===GTA IV===
 
[[File:Sentinel-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|188px|The Sentinel requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.]]
 
[[File:Sentinel-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|188px|The Sentinel requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.]]
=== GTA IV ===
 
 
In GTA IV, a Sentinel is requested as part of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], appearing with a uniquely candy blue and black body color, similar to that of the [[Sentinel XS|"XS" Sentinel]]. As a new Sentinel will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to [[S&M Auto Sales]], the player can save one at their safehouse before delivering another.
 
In GTA IV, a Sentinel is requested as part of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], appearing with a uniquely candy blue and black body color, similar to that of the [[Sentinel XS|"XS" Sentinel]]. As a new Sentinel will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to [[S&M Auto Sales]], the player can save one at their safehouse before delivering another.
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===GTA V===
 
===GTA V===
The Sentinel is only featured shortly in GTA V's missions, appearing in just one.
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The Sentinel is only featured in one of GTA V's missions.
*In the mission [[Father/Son]], [[Michael]] and [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]] take [[Amanda]]'s red Sentinel and use it to save [[Jimmy (GTA V)|Jimmy]] from the men who steal Michael's yacht, which then breaks down shortly after catching Franklin after jumping from it. This then prompts the player to take the car to [[Los Santos Customs]] to introduce them to the car modding.
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*In the mission [[Father/Son]], [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] and [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]] take [[Amanda De Santa|Amanda]]'s red Sentinel and use it to save [[Jimmy De Santa|Jimmy]] from the [[Marabunta Grande|men]] who steal Michael's [[Marquis|yacht]]. However, after Franklin jumps from the yatch and is caught in the Sentinel, the Sentinel's engine breaks down due to it being shot several times by the thieves. This then prompts the player to take the car to [[Los Santos Customs]] to repair it, which also introduces them to car modding.
   
== Variants ==
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==Variants==
=== Mafia Sentinel ===
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===Mafia Sentinel===
 
: ''Main article : [[Mafia Sentinel]]''
 
: ''Main article : [[Mafia Sentinel]]''
   
The Mafia Sentinel, a gang variant of the Sentinel from GTA III, also known as the [[Leone Sentinel]] in GTA Liberty City Stories.
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The Mafia Sentinel, a gang variant of the Sentinel from GTA III, also known as the [[Leone Sentinel]] in GTA Liberty City Stories. Only Leones drive this vehicle.
   
=== Sentinel XS ===
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===Sentinel XS===
 
: ''Main article : [[Sentinel XS]]''
 
: ''Main article : [[Sentinel XS]]''
   
GTA IV features an updated Sentinel XS, made by [[Übermacht]], however it is no longer considered a distinct vehicle — it handles with more rigity as its suspension has been hardened so it corners sharper and drifts are now easier compared to the standard Sentinel, and the game refers to the car simply as "Sentinel" when entered. In a nod to the [[Mafia Sentinel]] of [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] it serves as one of two cars (the other being the [[PMP 600]]) that are usually driven by the [[The Commission|Mafia]].
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The tuned version of the Sentinel, featured in GTA Vice City, GTA Vice City Stories, GTA IV, and GTA V, which has a better top speed and acceleration than the regular one.
   
==Trivia==
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==Notable Owners==
*After [[Stevie's Car Thefts|collecting]] all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Sentinel fetching $2,500.
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*[[Amanda De Santa]] owns a red Sentinel with a [[Custom Vehicle License Plate|custom license plate]] saying "''KRYST4L''", it, like all of the De Santa family cars, [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin's]] [[Buffalo]] and his [[Bagger]], and [[Trevor Phillips|Trevor's]] [[Bodhi]], will retain all modification's, both cosmetic and performance, for the rest of the game, and will respawn at the player's [[safehouse]] if destroyed.
*The Sentinel plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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*[[Candy's Agent]]
**[[Bounce FM]] in GTA San Andreas.
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*[[Kent Paul]] owns a blue Sentinel.
**[[Liberty City Hardcore]] and [[Liberty Rock Radio]] in GTA IV.
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*[[Marco Forelli]] owns a grey Sentinel.
*The vehicle takes its name from the term ''sentinel'' which means to watch over or guarding.
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*[[Oleg Minkov]]
*Despite being an executive car, it has off-road rims in GTA III.
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*[[Preston Pecinovsky]]
*In GTA Liberty City Stories it has a small badge on the grille with pixelized letters on it so its hard to read of it.
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*[[The Psycho]]
*In GTA IV the Sentinel can be found with silver, gold, and black painted alloy rims, all with a chrome lip.
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*[[Tommy Vercetti]] owns a Sentinel by default after purchasing the Sunshine Autos, though the car already Spawns outside even if the player has yet to purchase the Sunshine Autos.
*[[Amanda De Santa|Amanda]], [[Michael De Santa|Michael]]'s wife, owns a Sentinel. It will respawn retaining added modifications.
 
*In [[GTA IV]], the Sentinel most likely has satellite radio.
 
*If the player purchases a Sentinel at the [[Easter Basin|Easter Basin Docks]] in [[GTA San Andreas]], sometimes the front registration plate will read "DO NNY", however the rear one still retains the original plate number found on every Sentinel.
 
*The Sentinel in GTA V has a similar body to the [[Feltzer]] in GTA IV.
 
*Note that the [[3D Universe]] Sentinels has a V6 engine, this is contrast to their real-life counterparts (BMW E36, Toyota Crown and Honda Accord) which is only equipped with four-cylinder engine during the 1980s-1990s.
 
*If Amandas Sentinel is stolen in GTA V, Michael will text the player, saying "I'd put the car back before Amanda takes a contract out on you. bro" (If Franklin) and "Amanda knows you've got her car, and she's on the warpath" (If Trevor)
 
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
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===GTA III===
 
===GTA III===
 
*[[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]] - Parked outside [[Marco's Bistro]].
 
*[[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]] - Parked outside [[Marco's Bistro]].
*In the [[Staunton Island]] [[LCPD in GTA III Era|LCPD]] HQ parking lot.
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*In the [[Staunton Island]] [[Liberty City Police Department (3D Universe)|LCPD]] HQ parking lot.
 
*[[Torrington]], Staunton Island - Parked outside [[Kenji's Casino]].
 
*[[Torrington]], Staunton Island - Parked outside [[Kenji's Casino]].
 
*[[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]], [[Shoreside Vale]] - In the parking lot.
 
*[[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]], [[Shoreside Vale]] - In the parking lot.
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===GTA Vice City===
 
===GTA Vice City===
 
*Can always be found at [[Sunshine Autos]], whether the player owns the business or not.
 
*Can always be found at [[Sunshine Autos]], whether the player owns the business or not.
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===GTA Advance===
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*[[Portland Beach]], [[Portland]]
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*[[Portland Harbor]], [[Portland]]
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*[[Atlantic Quays]], [[Portland]]
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*[[Torrington]], [[Staunton Island]]
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*[[Pike Creek]], [[Shoreside Vale]]
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*Sometimes driven by Mafia members near any hospital or police station.
   
 
===GTA San Andreas===
 
===GTA San Andreas===
*Inside one of the [[Vinewood]] studios, only when wanted for export.(sometimes locked)
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*Inside one of the [[Vinewood (3D Universe)|Vinewood]] studios, only when wanted for export. (sometimes locked)
*It is common around the [[Prickle Pine]] area, [[Las Venturas]].
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*It is common around the [[Prickle Pine]] area, [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]].
 
*Very common in business areas such as [[Financial]] or [[Old Venturas Strip]].
 
*Very common in business areas such as [[Financial]] or [[Old Venturas Strip]].
 
*Can be found driving around [[Easter Bay International Airport]].
 
*Can be found driving around [[Easter Bay International Airport]].
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*Can be found parked next to [[Pier 69]].
 
*Can be imported once the player has exported it.
 
*Can be imported once the player has exported it.
   
 
===GTA Liberty City Stories===
 
===GTA Liberty City Stories===
 
*[[Harwood]], [[Portland]] - Spawns inside the [[Capital Autos]] showroom after completing three levels of [[Car salesman]].
 
*[[Harwood]], [[Portland]] - Spawns inside the [[Capital Autos]] showroom after completing three levels of [[Car salesman]].
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*[[Torrington]] , [[Staunton Island]] - Parked at the parking lot behind the [[Big Shot Casino]].
   
 
===GTA Vice City Stories===
 
===GTA Vice City Stories===
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
 
===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
*Spawns around [[The Exchange]], [[Middle Park]], [[The Triangle]] and [[Little Italy]] in [[Algonquin]].
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*Spawns around [[The Exchange]], [[Middle Park]], [[The Triangle]] and [[Little Italy, Algonquin|Little Italy]] in [[Algonquin]].
 
*Spawn around [[Westdyke]], [[Alderney]].
 
*Spawn around [[Westdyke]], [[Alderney]].
 
*Spawn around [[Hove Beach]], [[Outlook]], and [[Downtown Broker|Downtown]] in [[Broker]] and in the car park in [[East Island City]] in [[Dukes]].   
 
*Spawn around [[Hove Beach]], [[Outlook]], and [[Downtown Broker|Downtown]] in [[Broker]] and in the car park in [[East Island City]] in [[Dukes]].   
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*Found behind the [[Laundromat]] in Hove Beach, Broker, after the mission [[Hung Out to Dry]] for [[Vladimir Glebov]]. It can be found here after the mission is completed.
 
*Found behind the [[Laundromat]] in Hove Beach, Broker, after the mission [[Hung Out to Dry]] for [[Vladimir Glebov]]. It can be found here after the mission is completed.
   
===Grand Theft Auto V===
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===GTA V===
*[[Amanda]]'s occasionally spawns at [[Michael's mansion|Michael 's house]].
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* [[Amanda De Santa|Amanda's]] Sentinel occasionally (always after the final mission) spawns at [[Michael's mansion|Michael's house]], when she is at home. If the player (as Franklin or Trevor) takes Amanda's Sentinel, they will get a text message from [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] to return the car.
*Very common in [[Rockford Hills]], [[Vinewood Hills]] and [[Richman]].
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*Very common in [[Rockford Hills]], [[Vinewood Hills]] and [[Richman (HD Universe)|Richman]].
 
*Occasionally spawns in [[Vespucci Beach]].
 
*Occasionally spawns in [[Vespucci Beach]].
 
*One will spawn occasionally at [[Del Perro Pier]].
 
*One will spawn occasionally at [[Del Perro Pier]].
   
== See also ==
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===GTA Online===
* [[Oracle]], GTA IV's continuation of the Sentinel's previous four-door BMW luxury sedan style.
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The Sentinel in GTA Online is extremely rare:
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*In the mission [[Potshot]], the Sentinel may spawn in traffic on the [[Senora Freeway|motorway]] next to the [[Braddock Farm|farm]].
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*Spawns rarely in [[Paleto Bay]]
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*Rarely parked at the [[Los Santos Golf Club]]
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*[[Simeon Yetarian|Simeon]] sometimes will want a [[Sentinel XS]] for his vehicle list. The standart Sentinel may spawn more often when the XS does, allowing you to obtain one. Once you obtain an XS, keep driving around [[Vinewood Hills]] and [[Rockford Hills]] until the convertible spawns. This triggers more to spawn.
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*As of patch 1.13, the Sentinel can now be purchased from [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] for $95,000.
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==Trivia==
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=== General ===
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* The names of the three Ubermacht vehicles are references to the movie "The Matrix". The Oracle is a reference to the computer program that helps humans fight the machines, the Zion is a reference to the last human city, and the Sentinel is a reference to the machines the humans are at war with.
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* The Sentinel went through the most changes for a car in the entire [[GTA Series]].
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* The vehicle takes its name from the Middle English slang term ''sentinel ''which means to watch over or guarding.
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**This is likely a reference to the popular culture that BMW cars are a stereotypical vehicle for wealthy people, bodyguards and gangsters.
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* The Sentinel plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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** [[Bounce FM]] in GTA San Andreas.
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** [[Liberty City Hardcore]] or [[Liberty Rock Radio]] in GTA IV.
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** [[Lowdown FM]] or [[Space 103.2]] in GTA V.
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=== GTA III ===
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* [[Grand Theft Auto III]] used photographs and decals for textures. Evidence of this is on the Sentinel's rims. The Sentinel's rims actually have Honda logos.
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=== GTA Liberty City Stories ===
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* In GTA Liberty City Stories it has a small badge on the grille with pixelized letters on it so its hard to read of it.
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=== GTA San Andreas ===
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* If the player purchases a Sentinel at the [[Easter Basin|Easter Basin Docks]] in [[GTA San Andreas]], sometimes the front registration plate will read "DO NNY", however the rear one still retains the original plate number found on every Sentinel.
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* In GTA San Andreas, as referenced in the ''cargrp.dat ''file, it, alongside the [[Admiral]] and [[Feltzer]] are the gang cars of the [[Mafia]] gang, which does not spawn anywhere on the streets without glitches.
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=== GTA IV ===
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* After [[Stevie's Car_Thefts|collecting]] all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Sentinel fetching $2,500.
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*In GTA IV the Sentinel can be found with silver, gold, and black painted alloy rims, all with a chrome lip.
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=== GTA V ===
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*If Amanda's Sentinel is taken by Franklin or Trevor in GTA V, Michael will text the player, saying "''I'd put the car back before Amanda takes a contract out on you. bro''" or "''Amanda knows you've got her car, and she's on the warpath''".
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*If Franklin or Trevor drives a Sentinel stolen from a civilian to Michael's house, Michael will text them even if it wasn't Amanda's Sentinel.
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* The Sentinel is one of six updated vehicles in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]] that do not also appears in their [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City|its episodes]] models. The other vehicles are the [[Feltzer]], the [[Buccaneer]], the [[Coquette]], the [[Police Cruiser]] and the [[Police Maverick]].
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*In the GTA V official gameplay [[GTA V Trailer|trailer]], Amanda's Sentinel appears as the example to customize vehicles in [[Los Santos Customs]].
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*After the 1.10 update, both the Sentinel and its XS variant have been reclassed to a "Sports" car, instead of its former "Coupes" category. The reason for the sudden category change is unknown and somewhat inaccurate due it is a compact executive coupe rather than a sports car.
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**This was reverted back to the "Coupes" category, along with all of Ubermacht's vehicles, in the 1.11 update.
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*If you take Amanda's Sentinel then call someone to hang out it will be locked when you drop him/her off, you can fix this by switching to another character then changing back to the character who took the Sentinel then it should be unlocked and driveable.
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*This is one of three backup [[Personal Vehicles|personal vehicles]] in GTA V that spawn on the street. The other two are the [[Bagger]] and the [[Issi]].
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* This is the most expensive car that can stolen off the street to keep in one's garage or sold at [[Los Santos Customs]], tied with the [[Felon GT]], selling for $9,500.
   
 
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VEHICLE
Sentinel
Sentinel-GTAV-Front
The Sentinel in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view; with top down)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Coupes
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door sedan (3D Universe)
2-door coupe (GTA IV)
2-door convertible (GTA V)
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers, 3D Universe)
2 (driver and passenger, HD Universe)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Übermacht (HD Universe)
Price $28,000 (GTA SA)
(Exports and Imports)

$95,000 (Convertible 2nd Gen. Variant) (Online)
(Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
Related vehicle(s) Sentinel XS
Zion
Oracle


The Übermacht Sentinel is a continually recurring series of BMW-based cars first introduced in Grand Theft Auto III and has appeared in all games since then, with the exception of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

In the 3D Universe, it is a mid-size luxury 4-door sedan. In the HD Universe it assumes the design of a compact two-door sports coupe in Grand Theft Auto IV and later a hard-top convertible in Grand Theft Auto V.

DesignEdit

3D UniverseEdit

In GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Sentinel resembles a slightly enlarged BMW 3 Series E36 (most likely the 325i/328i) with different taillights from the Mitsubishi Diamante and having frontal influences from the newer E46. In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, it is based on the BMW 5 Series E28 with headlights derived from a 1984-1985 US spec Honda Accord sedan and minor styling cues from the BMW 6 Series E24. However, several significant cosmetic changes may be noted between the two games, particularly with regards to the frontal and rear fascias; even the GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories renditions are significantly different from each other, as the GTA Vice City Stories Sentinel appears less like its tuned counterpart, the Sentinel XS, which had not received the same degree of changes. In GTA San Andreas, it is primarily based on the BMW 5 Series E34, most likely the 528i, with a rectangular headlights (as opposed to E34's dual round headlights). While the Sentinel is usually a common car in the streets in most GTA titles, it is significantly rare in Vice City Stories. The GTA Advance rendition does not appear to have a clear source of inspiration for its design, but retains its slender 4-door sedan look. While the car isn't generally associated with any gang, the GTA Advance rendition is an exception, serving as the gang car for an unspecified mafia in the game, taking over the role of the Mafia Sentinel, the mafia variant of the Sentinel. At one point of GTA III's development, the Sentinel was named the "Beamer" (Beamer is a play on "Bimmer", common slang term given to BMW cars, especially the modified ones). A car of this name was previously featured in Grand Theft Auto 2, and was also based on a BMW. Meanwhile, a "Sentinal" was also in the process of development, appearing as a modern mid-size car that would go on to become the Kuruma. Both beta cars can be found in the Capital Autos website.

HD UniverseEdit

GTA IVEdit

Sentinel badges

Shared badging on the Sentinel and Sentinel XS.

The Übermacht Sentinel in GTA IV is now redesigned into a two-door sports coupe, based on the coupe variant of the BMW 3 Series E46 (based on its performance and styling, presumably a 2004-2006 330ci with a ZHP trim package) in chassis design, as well as the entire front, though the grille is one piece. The tail lights however, seem to be inspired by the older E36 3 Series and E39 5 Series. However it appears to have smaller body, making it also similar to the BMW 1 Series E82. Also visible are miniscule STD badges in front of the doors, near the sideskirts and front wheel wells. STD stands for "Sentinel Tuning Division", likely a play on Subaru's STi marque and BMW's in-house tuning division, BMW M, but also a reference to the acronym for "sexually transmitted disease." The format in which it is written is also similar to that of Subaru's STI division.

GTA VEdit

The Sentinel is redesigned once again in GTA V, inspired by the newer BMW 3 Series E93 convertible (based on the engine noise and performance, most likely a 330i or 335i; however, it has the design of a 328i Convertible with performance that isn't similar), with either a N52B30AB naturally aspirated petrol six cylinder engine, a N54B30TT twin turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine or a N55B30T Twin-scroll Turbocharged engine. Three of them have a rev limit of 7000 rpm similar to the Sentinel's engine rev limit of 7000 rpm. There are elements from the E92 M3. The car also has little style ques from the Lexus ISF USE20; this is noticeable in the front grille. It is available as a hard top convertible, based on the E92 coupe. The wheels featured on this model bear a striking resemblance to Volk Racing GT30 or RE30 wheels. The same wheels are shared with the Feltzer and the Fusilade.

The front face of the car has an overall appearance similar to the M3, but has some minor differences: the headlights appear more like those found on the Subaru Impreza (second facelift), and the grille is a single unit as opposed to the trademark "kidney" grille found on BMW models.

The rear of the car is based mainly on the Saab 9-3. At the rear, half the bumper width features an area filled with a secondary material. Unlike the 3-series that this model is based on, the exhaust tips sit just outside the outer edges of this area, and are oval as opposed to twin-circles.

PerformanceEdit

3D UniverseEdit

With a sturdy inline-6 engine in all its appearances (with the exception of inline-4 in Vice City Stories), the Sentinel has a decent top speed and acceleration despite its heavy weight. The car handles well, although it suffers from body roll in GTA Vice City Stories. It comes with good drifting properties, although its RWD layout sometimes leads to oversteer and tailspins; these problems are more apparent in the GTA San Andreas rendition, due to its lighter weight distribution and softer suspension. In GTA San Andreas, the Sentinel's top speed of 163 km/h (101 mph) makes it the second fastest four-door car in the game. Also, the Sentinel in all games are known to be durable due to its luxury build and heavy weight, which can withstand a large amounts of damage before destroyed, making it a suitable choice for street racing, pursuits, getaways and as a cover in shootouts.

HD UniverseEdit

GTA IVEdit

As a sport compact executive coupe, the GTA IV Sentinel reaches a superb top speed of 198 mph (320 km/h) - not far from the fastest vehicles in the game. It has above-average acceleration, reaching 60 mph from a stand still in 6.5 seconds, and reaching its top speed fairly quickly as well. The Sentinel's suspension is rather soft, and it tends to roll when going around tight bends at high speed; the rear of the car also tends to bounce about when traveling on uneven roads. Its handling is above average, but at high speeds it loses a lot of grip and easily spins out of control due to the lack of weight in the rear. But if controlled right, its speed and grip can be combined to produce almost-professional like drifts that can be used to slide into sharp turns and back alleyways to evade the police without difficulty. Nonetheless, it is arguably the best choice in the Modern category in multiplayer racing.

Overview (GTA V)Edit

Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

5.8 seconds

185 mph/300 kph

3.0 liter naturally-aspirated inline-6

Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)

6-speed auto

N/A

Crash deformation at higher speeds is high (quarter panels of the car may look to be "glitched" into the wheel wells if hit hard enough), and it isn't hard with this car to make the wheels jam in crashes, but the car can withstand a surprising amount of frontal impacts without failing. This car is a good car to use in online races. This car has a very smooth feeling and doesn't feel uncomfortable when driving at any speed.

ModificationsEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

  • The Sentinel can only be modified in a TransFender mod-garage.
Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Medium Exhaust $ 200
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Upswept Exhaust $ 400
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Spoilers Win $ 550
Champ $ 400
Fury $ 350
Pro $ 400
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

GTA VEdit

  • Armor
  • Brakes
  • Bumpers
  • Engine
  • Exhaut
  • Hood
  • Horn
  • Lights
  • Plate
  • Respray
  • Skirts
  • Spoiler
  • Suspension
  • Transmission
  • Turbo
  • Wheels
  • Windows

Prominent appearances in missionsEdit

GTA IIIEdit

  • In the mission "Bait", Catalina has sent three Colombian Cartel death squads to kill Claude. The death squads consist of three Sentinels with four men each; the Sentinel was picked as these are the fastest and best-handling four-door vehicle (excluding emergency vehicles). Claude is directed to lead the Columbians into a Yakuza ambush organized by Asuka.
  • In the mission Dead Skunk in the Trunk, Joey Leone orders Claude to take one Manana with a Leone dead body in the trunk, in the front of the Greasy Joe's Café, but there are two Forelli gang members in two Sentinels overseeing the car, the player needs to steal the car, make a run-away opposite the Forelli Brothers, and bring the car successful to the Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard.
  • In the mission Gone Fishing, if you don't kill Ray's partner in the beach, he will enter a Sentinel and make a run for it.

GTA Vice CityEdit

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The unique black Sentinel from "Hit The Courier", GTA Vice City.

  • In GTA Vice City, a unique black Sentinel is the target's getaway vehicle in the mission "Hit The Courier". The player can obtain the car by diligently killing the driver of the car as soon as she enters it, but must not exit the car and close its door until they enter a garage or complete the mission, as the car will lock itself again.
  • Tommy is driving one when racing Hillary in the mission The Driver.

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

The Sentinel is prominently featured multiple times in GTA Liberty City Stories, all of which are depicted with a dark gray/black body color:

  • A black Sentinel is featured during a cutscene in "The Guns of Leone", during which Salvatore Leone charges into the Red Light District to exert revenge on the Sindaccos, running over an unsuspecting Sindacco member on the way. The car is unobtainable as the car turns into a Mafia Sentinel after the cutscene ends.
  • Four black Sentinels are prominently driven by hitmen hired by Ma Cipriani in "No Son of Mine"; as soon as the hitmen exit one such Sentinel, the player can easily attain the car. The cars are programmed to be heavy, which allows the player to push aside other cars without affecting the Sentinel's performance or trajectory.
  • The same form of Sentinels mention above can also be found during "A Walk in the Park", when Roger C. Hole and his body guards arrive at Belleville Park in three such cars parked in a row. Once the player manages to kill R.C. Hole and the body guards before they reach their cars, the player can take any of the cars to their garage; otherwise, if R.C. Hole manages to flee to the second car, the car's weight is reset to normal while the first and third cars retain their heavy weight. The Sentinels also received increased health for the mission.
  • The last appearance of the black Sentinel is during "Making Toni", when it serves as the player's mode of transport for the mission and is fireproof. The car can be obtained by partially submerging the car in a shallow shoreline, failing the mission; otherwise, the car is driven away by Mickey Hamfists in the end of the mission.

GTA IVEdit

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The Sentinel requested in Stevie's Car Thefts in GTA IV.

In GTA IV, a Sentinel is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts, appearing with a uniquely candy blue and black body color, similar to that of the "XS" Sentinel. As a new Sentinel will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to S&M Auto Sales, the player can save one at their safehouse before delivering another.

GTA VEdit

The Sentinel is only featured in one of GTA V's missions.

  • In the mission Father/Son, Michael and Franklin take Amanda's red Sentinel and use it to save Jimmy from the men who steal Michael's yacht. However, after Franklin jumps from the yatch and is caught in the Sentinel, the Sentinel's engine breaks down due to it being shot several times by the thieves. This then prompts the player to take the car to Los Santos Customs to repair it, which also introduces them to car modding.

VariantsEdit

Mafia SentinelEdit

Main article : Mafia Sentinel

The Mafia Sentinel, a gang variant of the Sentinel from GTA III, also known as the Leone Sentinel in GTA Liberty City Stories. Only Leones drive this vehicle.

Sentinel XSEdit

Main article : Sentinel XS

The tuned version of the Sentinel, featured in GTA Vice City, GTA Vice City Stories, GTA IV, and GTA V, which has a better top speed and acceleration than the regular one.

Notable OwnersEdit

LocationsEdit

Sentinels are generally found throughout the business districts of all the cities; some can be seen driving in the suburbs and wealthy parts of town as well.

GTA IIIEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

  • Can always be found at Sunshine Autos, whether the player owns the business or not.

GTA AdvanceEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

GTA VEdit

  • Amanda's Sentinel occasionally (always after the final mission) spawns at Michael's house, when she is at home. If the player (as Franklin or Trevor) takes Amanda's Sentinel, they will get a text message from Michael to return the car.

GTA OnlineEdit

The Sentinel in GTA Online is extremely rare:

TriviaEdit

General Edit

  • The names of the three Ubermacht vehicles are references to the movie "The Matrix". The Oracle is a reference to the computer program that helps humans fight the machines, the Zion is a reference to the last human city, and the Sentinel is a reference to the machines the humans are at war with.
  • The Sentinel went through the most changes for a car in the entire GTA Series.
  • The vehicle takes its name from the Middle English slang term sentinel which means to watch over or guarding.
    • This is likely a reference to the popular culture that BMW cars are a stereotypical vehicle for wealthy people, bodyguards and gangsters.
  • The Sentinel plays the following radio stations by default when entered:

GTA III Edit

  • Grand Theft Auto III used photographs and decals for textures. Evidence of this is on the Sentinel's rims. The Sentinel's rims actually have Honda logos.

GTA Liberty City Stories Edit

  • In GTA Liberty City Stories it has a small badge on the grille with pixelized letters on it so its hard to read of it.

GTA San Andreas Edit

  • If the player purchases a Sentinel at the Easter Basin Docks in GTA San Andreas, sometimes the front registration plate will read "DO NNY", however the rear one still retains the original plate number found on every Sentinel.
  • In GTA San Andreas, as referenced in the cargrp.dat file, it, alongside the Admiral and Feltzer are the gang cars of the Mafia gang, which does not spawn anywhere on the streets without glitches.

GTA IV Edit

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Sentinel fetching $2,500.
  • In GTA IV the Sentinel can be found with silver, gold, and black painted alloy rims, all with a chrome lip.

GTA V Edit

  • If Amanda's Sentinel is taken by Franklin or Trevor in GTA V, Michael will text the player, saying "I'd put the car back before Amanda takes a contract out on you. bro" or "Amanda knows you've got her car, and she's on the warpath".
  • If Franklin or Trevor drives a Sentinel stolen from a civilian to Michael's house, Michael will text them even if it wasn't Amanda's Sentinel.
  • The Sentinel is one of six updated vehicles in GTA V that do not also appears in their GTA IV and its episodes models. The other vehicles are the Feltzer, the Buccaneer, the Coquette, the Police Cruiser and the Police Maverick.
  • In the GTA V official gameplay trailer, Amanda's Sentinel appears as the example to customize vehicles in Los Santos Customs.
  • After the 1.10 update, both the Sentinel and its XS variant have been reclassed to a "Sports" car, instead of its former "Coupes" category. The reason for the sudden category change is unknown and somewhat inaccurate due it is a compact executive coupe rather than a sports car.
    • This was reverted back to the "Coupes" category, along with all of Ubermacht's vehicles, in the 1.11 update.
  • If you take Amanda's Sentinel then call someone to hang out it will be locked when you drop him/her off, you can fix this by switching to another character then changing back to the character who took the Sentinel then it should be unlocked and driveable.
  • This is one of three backup personal vehicles in GTA V that spawn on the street. The other two are the Bagger and the Issi.
  • This is the most expensive car that can stolen off the street to keep in one's garage or sold at Los Santos Customs, tied with the Felon GT, selling for $9,500.

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