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When you're doing 90 in the fast lane, this is the car right on your ass flashing its high beams. If you're quite rich, and really an asshole, and you want everyone to know it, you can't do better.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Sentinel XS is a vehicle appearing as a tuned 4-door sedan in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and as a 2-door coupé in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Übermacht in the HD Universe.


3D Universe

The Sentinel XS is a modified version of the regular Sentinel, being suggestively based on the BMW L7 and BMW M635CSi, the high-performance luxury version of the BMW E23 7 Series and E24 6 Series, respectively.

The Sentinel XS in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City shares many characteristics from its standard counterpart, but features a small hood scoop, rear louvers and a small spoiler. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the regular Sentinel is not given the same lower body extensions as the game's Sentinel XS, resulting in the latter appearing more distinctive in the game.

The car is related to the Mafia/Leone Sentinel, gang car of the Leone Family in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In GTA Vice City Stories, the Sentinel XS is the preferred gang car of the Mendez Cartel.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Sentinel XS in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online is based on the Sentinel, but features a fixed roof in place of the folding hard top, and the lower portions of the front and sides, the rear-view mirrors and the roof panel were finished in CFRP.

The car is prominently painted in a primary colour for the body and the interior stitching. The car also uses a different set of wheels, being identical to the "Cosmo" wheels available in Los Santos Customs.

This article (or section) refers to content in the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC release of Grand Theft Auto Online that may be absent from other versions.
For a complete list of the features of the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC version of Grand Theft Auto Online, please see here.

In the enhanced version, all of the carbon-fibre components are replaced by secondary-coloured parts.

The Sentinel XS model was later updated in The Contract update in December 2021. Although the model didn't receive any visual changes in the design, the model was updated to fix a graphical glitch which caused the passenger side window to slightly glow as an emissive light. The model also received livery mapping with a complete template, although the vehicle did not receive any livery customisation at first; however, it receives new liveries when converted to the Hao's Special Works variant, exclusive to the Expanded & Enhanced edition.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


3D Universe

The Sentinel XS in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City possesses superior acceleration, braking, and handling abilities compared with the normal Sentinel. Like the normal Sentinel, It has rear wheel drive, but it is also far more stable in turns than the normal Sentinel and other RWD cars, and is far less prone to oversteer (though oversteer will still occur if the Sentinel XS is drifted too heavily via handbrake). This stability may be attributed to the spoiler-induced downforce that keeps its rear wheels from losing traction, which in turn may be the reason behind the slight-to-moderate understeer experienced in the Sentinel XS at corners. This understeer can be corrected by tapping the brakes to induce the front end to rotate better. The car's powerful engine is coupled up to a 5-speed gearbox, evidently by the gear-changes identified by sound.

It is possible that the Sentinel XS has a supercharged engine, due to the fact that other supercharged cars in the GTA series have the same engine noise, like the Windsor and Phoenix in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Leone Sentinel and beta Cartel Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and the Washington in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Overall, its combination of speed and good stability make the Sentinel XS a fine vehicle to go racing with.

GTA Vice City & Vice City Stories Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 103 / 165 5 Petrol RWD 1400 / 3086
N/A N/A 5 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Performance-wise, the Sentinel XS is identical to the regular model, being a good performing vehicle with good top speed and acceleration. While it is generally good at withstanding several collisions, its body is rather weak, and can be easily deformed at high speeds, increasing the chances of jamming the front wheels.

Again, the Sentinel is powered by a twin-cam, four-cylinder engine fitted with a turbocharger, this time coupled to a 6-speed gearbox in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Its engine sound is the same as the regular Sentinel.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 88 / 142 6 N/A RWD 1400 / 3086 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
13.7 Seconds 85 / 136 6 FR DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
HSW Upgrade HSW Performance Upgrade N/A $1,374,000
Armor No Armor $325 $650
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $6,375
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $10,625
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $17,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $29,750
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $42,500
Brakes Stock Brakes $325 $650
Street Brakes $6,500 $13,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $17,550
Race Brakes $11,375 $22,750
HSW BrakesHSW N/A $50,000
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $750 $1,500
Exposed Intercooler $1,250 $2,500
Splitter With Canards $1,650 $3,300
Stock Rear Bumper $750 $1,500
Carbon Rear Diffuser $1,250 $2,500
Carbon Diffuser & Tow Hook $1,650 $3,330
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $5,850
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $8,125
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $11,700
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $21,775
HSW Engine TuneHSW N/A $50,000
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $750
Titanium Exhaust $899 $1,800
Big Bore Exhaust $1,499 $3,000
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Hoods Stock Hood $450 $900
Carbon Hood $850 $1,700
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200 $400
Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Livery None N/A $?
HSW RacingHSW N/A $50,000
HSW EliteHSW N/A $?
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $7,500
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $350 $700
Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $6,000
Skirts Stock Skirts $1,250 $2,500
Custom Skirts $1,500 $3,000
Spoilers None $500 $1,000
Lip Spoiler $750 $1,500
Mid Level Spoiler $950 $1,900
High Level Spoiler $1,300 $2,600
Carbon Wing $1,750 $3,500
HSW Street WingHSW N/A $20,000
HSW Race WingHSW N/A $30,000
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
HSW SuspensionHSW N/A $7,500
Transmission Stock Transmission $325 $650
Street Transmission $9,587 $19,175
Sports Transmission $10,562 $21,125
Race Transmission $13,000 $26,000
HSW TransmissionHSW N/A $50,000
Turbo None $1,625 $3,250
Turbo Tuning 8,125 $42,500
HSW Stage I TurboHSW N/A $50,000
HSW Stage II TurboHSW N/A $60,000
HSW Stage III TurboHSW N/A $100,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000
HSW Only available after a Hao's Special Works Performance Upgrade at the LS Car Meet in Grand Theft Auto Online (Expanded & Enhanced Editions).

Image Gallery

Special Variants


A unique colored variant of the Sentinel XS spawns in the mission Unknowing the Truth. It appears in Epsilon colors, but unlike other cars, does not appear with a Kifflom license plate.[1]

Epsilon Program
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 157 157 0 0
Dark Smoke No No

Notable Owners

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Auto Shop Service - This vehicle may be randomly selected to be serviced and returned to a customer.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Two Sentinel XSs appear outside the Mendez Mansion in Prawn Island.
  • Spawns behind one of the northern most hotels at Ocean Drive in the long alleyway.
  • Spawns at a building very near to the empire site at the west of Vice Point Mall. In the front of it there is an entry to the Vice Point Mall.
  • Occasionally found in Viceport.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Commonly spawns in Rockford Hills and sometimes parked in driveways in Vinewood Hills.
  • Spawns when during Unknowing the Truth in the convoy. Also possible to obtain by shooting the two drivers, and drive away till it says mission failed.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Original version
  • It can also be found after the player has completed a job, but much like the Tailgater, the Driver drives recklessly.
Enhanced version
  • Two NPC-Modified variants can sometimes be found driving along Eclipse Boulevard (near the Eight-Bit Arcade) or driving past the gas station near Little Seoul between 21:00 and 04:00. These variants have custom pearlescent resprays and custom bumpers, spoilers and rollcages.
    • The Slate Blue variant can be sold at Los Santos Customs for $17,420.
    • The Dew Yellow variant can be sold for $14,970.
    • Both variants can also be found parked outside any of the three city branches of Los Santos Customs.
Expanded & Enhanced version



  • The default radio stations for the Sentinel XS are:
    • GTA Vice City: TBA
    • GTA Vice City Stories: TBA
    • GTA V & GTA Online: WorldWide FM
  • The names of the three Übermacht 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 "XS" also sounds like "excess", which may be a jab at BMW (or any other luxury/sport marque) drivers who buy their sport-tuned cars overloaded with driver aids and luxury features.
  • Although the Sentinel XS did not make an appearance in Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City, the Sentinel, its base model, can spawn in a modified form, complete with "XS" badging, but is not counted as a separate vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • If the player has an MP5 while driving a Sentinel XS, the weapon may stick outside of the driver windshield.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Sentinel XS' picture in the Vehicles page on Rockstar Games Social Club shows a Zion Cabrio, while the Sentinel picture shows a Sentinel XS. This is most likely a mistake.
  • The vehicle's description on Southern San Andreas Super Autos is a reference to the fact BMW drivers (on which the Sentinel is largely based) are known to be exceedingly obnoxious.
  • If correctly modified, the car can resemble the BMW M3 GTS.
  • In the enhanced version, the second front bumper modification is no longer made of carbon. Instead, it is treated like a secondary colour.
    • The skirt and rear bumper modifications available at LSC are still made of carbon.
  • During Auto Shop Service, the Sentinel XS will be incorrectly listed as a Sentinel Classic.

See Also


  1. epsilon8 script
    The following is a snipet of script from the mission Unknowing the Truth
    iLocal_616[3] = vehicle::create_vehicle(joaat("sentinel"), vLocal_162[3 /*3*/], fLocal_233[3], 1, true);
    	vehicle::set_vehicle_on_ground_properly(iLocal_616[3], 1084227584);
    	vehicle::set_vehicle_colours(iLocal_616[3], iLocal_161, iLocal_161);
    	vehicle::set_vehicle_extra_colours(iLocal_616[3], 0, 0);
    	entity::set_entity_only_damaged_by_player(iLocal_616[3], true);
    	vehicle::set_vehicle_mod_kit(iLocal_616[3], 0);
    	vehicle::set_vehicle_window_tint(iLocal_616[3], 2);
    	vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(iLocal_616[3], 15, 1, false);
    	vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(iLocal_616[3], 11, 1, false);
    	vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(iLocal_616[3], 12, 0, false);
    	vehicle::toggle_vehicle_mod(iLocal_616[3], 18, true);
    	vehicle::set_vehicle_number_plate_text_index(iLocal_616[3], 0);