Übermacht Sentinel Turbo
As previously discussed, BMW (Übermacht) is one of the most under represented automakers in the game. And while we do have quite a selection of them that have been available to us since launch, it's arguable that only two of them feel like proper BMWs; and they are both the Oracle XS and Oracle II. Another problem is, none of them are fast or even sporty. BMW is known for how raw and pure their M cars are when it comes to the driving experience and so far no Übermacht has been able to live up to such expectations since the last-generation Sentinel way back in IV. I feel like right now Rockstar has a great opportunity to change that as it's sitting right in front of them.
1) They could take a BMW M3 F80 body, mash it up with a BMW M2 F87 body and throw in some subtle design elements from similar cars like the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio or Mercedes C63 AMG W204. Give it a fresh sleek design, a brand new interior or one like the FMJ, new alloy rims, polarizing led lights, quad exhaust pipes, just make it look sporty and yet stealthy. The old Sentinel was a true sleeper. It looked like a executive's daily workhorse but it went like a Coquette and even handled better. It doesn't need to be the flashiest car to be the sportiest. All it needs, stock, are a few XS badges, subtly flared fenders, maybe some sports seats and bumper scoops and quad pipes.
2) Customization on a BMW in very important. From carbon fiber roofs, brake caliper and trim colors to engine components, kits and exhaust packages. Most M3s get modified, even new ones. While I could see the Sentinel Turbo being available as a Benny's upgradable car, I feel like that would limit it because some people like to keep their cars relatively stock and don't want to be forced into buying kits just to acquire a few design elements that they want. With a car like the Sentinel Turbo it would be pretty cut in dry. From multiple front and rear bumper choices to spoilers, splitters, diffusers, hoods, fenders, roll cages and so on.
3) Lastly, handling is the most important part of an M car. It needs to be fast, it needs to be nimble and it needs to require driver input. It seems these days very few people hop in a car looking for something that's been engineered to provide the best driver feedback possible. All it needs to be is fast, easy to drive and good looking. But where's the fun in that? A driver's car should be something you have to work for. Imagine an upgraded Elegy Retro with no understeer. A Schafter V12 that can corner. A Coquette that's more nippy and less predictable. That's what the Sentinel Turbo should be and just as fast too. And of course complete with a very crackly flat-six engine note that revs high instead of sounding like a glorified vacuum cleaner.
This car would legit be my daily. I wouldn't use anything else for a looong time, not gonna lie.