Sentinel design influences
While I can see the inlfuence from Buick, I also see a strong influence from BMW, particularly with the GTA:VC version of the Sentinel. It reminds me of a 7-series, e.g. a 735 or 740, with the XS possibly being an upgrade to a 750iL or something similar...what does everyone think? This is particularly evident in the grille: note how it slopes back toward the car as you go from hood to front bumper, just as BMW grilles used to back in the mid-80s. Eganio 20:46, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
I think the Sentinel's in GTA III and GTA SA were based on the E34 (1988-1996) BMW 5 series. The Sentinel from GTA VC looks like the E28 (1982-1988) 5 Series. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_5_Series
The Sentinel in GTA IV is probably the new BMW M3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M3
--Elbarto90se 22:11, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Well the reason I don't think that it is a BMW is because the lights aren't round. Buick Centuries also have that weirdly slanted grille. The name also sounds vaguely similar. There also might be a possibility that it is a mix of the two.
Thescarydude 21:47, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
On the back of the spoiler in GTA4, it says 'STD: Sentinel Tuning Division' but the article says it could be aftermarket. STD sounds like an in-company tuning division, obviously. Ess-Tee 11:41, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
I think the Sentinel XS section should be separated into it's own article. Just because it has pretty much the same model with little difference doesn't mean they should be counted in one. The fact that when you enter the XS variant in-game pops up a different name means that it should have it's own article. (IMO) -- GTA 4 PC 11:28, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
- I agree. --DT-boy 11:38, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
- But what about the Sentinel XS in GTA IV? It is just a regular Sentinel with a spoiler and different badging, no performance difference. So it just says "Sentinel" when you enter it. Maybe have this mentioned on both pages or something.--Thescarydude 14:08, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
- Yep. Maybe a mention about a Sentinel XS lookalike in IV that appears as a regular Sentinel when entered. --GTA 4 PC 21:12, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
According to some online dictionaries Sentinel means Guard this is refferenced on Liberty City Stories because all of Mayor R.C Holes Guards drive Sentinels. can I add the fact about the name to the trivia section.Andrew nicholson 16:44, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
the sentinel is like the most coolest and luxury car in gta history! seriously
GTA IV Sentinel- Not an M3?
Don't mean to start a flame war, but I think the Sentinel in GTA IV is actually a 2003-2005 BMW 330ci ZHP, and the Sentinel XS is the M3. The ZHP came with M-Tech bumpers and has a similar design to the Sentinel, as well as boasting improved performance over its lower models. This is just a theory, as the presence of the Sentinel XS and its STD badging seem to hint that it is the M3, and the regular Sentinel is a lower performance model like the 330ci.
And again , some sort of "genius" said that it's rear lights are based on the Oldsmobile Intrigue SERIOUSLY ???
I think that they are based on the '96 M3.
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