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VLOG: Living With A Bentley Bentayga: 1000 Mile USA Road Trip!

VLOG: Living With A Bentley Bentayga: 1000 Mile USA Road Trip!

 

hey what’s up guys we are in Sunny Los Angeles and I have an amazing Bentley bentayga extended wheelbase small problem though because the boot well it’s uh it’s what you would call me it is Tiny yeah thank you thank you very much ruined the holiday I haven’t ruined the holiday but it’s going to be challenging because we have five cases as you can see and this boot well it’s about 370 liters which is kind of around what you get in a Ford Focus but we’re gonna make it work positive mental attitude well I stayed positive even though I’ve clearly brought too much stuff we had a Thousand Mile California road trip in a Bentley to enjoy so using a combination of strategy delicacy and an expert knowledge of Tetris things were looking good you did a great job thanks that didn’t go to plan but with a tiny bit of teamwork a little bit of Hope loading some of the bags in the rear of the cabin with the children plus some trial error a bit more error and a little bit of Brute Force we got it done foreign [Applause] with the bags loaded it was officially the start of our adventure LA to wherever the road takes us proper 

American Family road trip I told you I would get the bags in didn’t I yeah you did I mean it’s a little uncomfortable for some people in the back who’ve got their feet on them half the bags are actually inside the car with us which is not ideal are you also a little bit upset that I didn’t get the five-seater ventega no I mean I don’t care because I haven’t got to sit in the back actually kid number three who’s in the middle seat right now has fallen asleep so can’t be that bad all right tell me about the car you’re gonna review it now people don’t want to listen to me uh what do you what do you think of the car it’s fine nice it’s fine the official verdict on the bentega [Music] I signed up to be in the video am I being paid no but you’re in it the looks it’s a nice color and what about all performance you put your foot down there powerful breaking yeah it works okay what about visibility is that good as well it’s got windows what about the seats do you fit in the seats why would my fit in this seat well you’re always moaning about the seats like you don’t get a good driving position please stop I can’t do it I don’t know what you want from me you can’t play this game you’re not really giving me like proper in-depth analysis I don’t know anything about cars this is why we value your opinion though I can’t talk Under Pressure do you want a job on AutoTrader I think my job’s safe and with that I hopped behind the wheel 

to get a proper feel for the Bentley and you know what she was right it was fine very funny First Impressions really like this car it’s a Bentley so it does feel extremely special the first thing that strikes me is how comfortable these seats are I mean it’s incredibly plushy it’s a bit like sitting in an armchair I’ve also got my massage function in the seats and not only does the driver have that but the passenger and the rear passengers have it as well so the kids to enjoy a lovely massage along the Route apart from the one in the middle sorry about that suspension really good air suspension as you’d expect in the Bentley incredibly plush it just floats over imperfections in the road with no hassle whatsoever the big thing though obviously is that four liter twin turbo V8 540 odd horsepower 700 plus newton meters put your foot down yeah you just waft Along on this surge of torque lovely lovely thing right right love yeah yeah she cares she cares she wasn’t even listening I’m glad you are listening after several hours on the road heading mostly North we left the highway towards a more rural area in search of a place to explore California is full of beautiful towns and Without Really Trying he eventually stumbled upon somewhere very special Big Trees State Park in Avery [Music] this place is amazing it’s incredible how we started our journey in Los Angeles and within a few hours we’re in a Wilderness where the temperature is Sub-Zero right now everything is blanketed in snow and we’ve had to dress up warm but the difference in climate from one location to another in California it’s just insane Big Trees is famous obviously for its Big Trees thousands of square feet of Sequoia Redwood some reaching as high as 400 feet tall with a trunk diameter of up to 30 feet but as well as trees this area is also known for its wildlife so apparently one of the things you’ve got to worry about out in these parts is Bears there are grizzly 

bears that inhabit this area is look at this what so this is uh this is perfect kind of territory for animals to sleep that I reckon if I was a bear I’d fall in there and have a little nap do you know what to do if a grizzly bear attacks you run and scream who’s the fastest runner who’s the slowest runner so one of them two are going to get eaten last three will be fine of course the irony of driving a V8 bentega through somewhere as beautiful as Northern California and the possible environmental impact isn’t lost on me the CO2 output is enormous 300 grams per kilometer or 4.8 tons a year driving around 15 000 kilometers trees naturally absorb CO2 but a single tree takes in just 40 kilograms a year meaning you’d need 120 trees to absorb the CO2 from one bentaga in one year that is of course if we keep them alive California lost 36 million trees to Drought alone in 2022 Food For Thoughts for now though we enjoyed the beauty of another California night settled down and prepared ourselves to learn more about the car and the place on the following day foreign guys it is day two of our adventure we’re still in Avery California haven’t been eaten by a grizzly bear yet we’re about to pack up in a minute and head off to somewhere that might be even more special than this place believe it or not but before we go through the Jenga of loading all the baggage back into the boot I wanted to show you what makes the 

bentega extended wheelbase so special and it is of course the extended wheelbase this car is 200 millimeters longer than the standard bentega and all of that is in these rear doors which are absolutely enormous they’re bigger and heavier than the doors you get on the standard bentega but they’re not actually any more difficult to open or close because these are the first ever powered doors on a Bentley which means you can open them with no hassle the motors take out all the strings leave your finger in the handle when you open it and it pops open with no problem whatsoever and it works in Reverse as well give it a little push and the motors take all of the straight and you get a nice little soft close action as well okay let me jump in and show you the interior because that is even more special foreign [Music] s you can get a normal bench seat in the back or you can get what I have here which is the four plus one configuration in other words two full-size seats up front two full seats in the back and then this occasional seat in the rear which is where the smallest child tends to sit but it also doubles up as an armrest with two cup holders and some storage space with some USB ports whichever version you go for these powered doors also work from the inside so if I open it up watch this nice and white I don’t 

have to exert myself by closing I can just push the door close button and the door shuts by itself how cool is that the kids have been loving that feature by the way now infotainment that is a bit of a bug beer in this car what I’ve noticed is that my kids haven’t been using the rear seat entertainment system even though it looks great very fancy two screens on the backs of the seats in front of you they even include HDMI and Netflix and wireless casting but they just haven’t been using them not that they could anyway because to set this up you actually need a Verizon account and you have to pay 20 a month and you might even have to pay for Netflix on top of that as well I’m not really sure but either way they haven’t used it they’ve just been preferring to use their own iPads and Kindles and Nintendo switches and whatever else they use because those things are set up and personal to them whereas this you can’t really take it with you so there’s not much point in getting really invested in the rear seat infotainment system in a Bentley it’s just there mostly to look pretty speaking of pretty this is quite useful though this very very funky pop-out display which lives in the center console now this does a hell of a lot it will actually allow you to control the infotainment system so in this case I’ve got Sirius XM it’ll let you control the volume control the climate control and of course the blinds this is really 

really impressive actually let me show you blinds so I’ve got my blinds up at the moment but if I tap that I could put the planes down I can also control the blind on the sunroof although let me open that back up because otherwise it’ll get quite dark in here and actually the sunroof has been moved backward over the standard bentega in order for rear seat passengers to get most of the benefit nice touch from Bentley aside from that we’ve just been enjoying the general quality of the materials in this car the leather the wood the metal it’s all beautiful to look at I love the ambient lights peeking through the perforated leather in the door cards I just love hanging out back here but sadly I’m not able to hang out back here as much as I should because I’ve got to drive and speaking of which it is now time to load up the luggage in the boots and inside the cabin and hit the road for the next leg of our adventure [Music] we’re really lucky in that we’ve come across some really amazing stretches of road in America and the one I’m on right now is perfect for a bit of uh should we say performance testing kids are you up for some uh some fast cornering I’ll take that as a yes so obviously the star of the show is definitely that big twin turbo V8 up front it makes 542 horsepower so I’ll just floor it here what do we think of that again mixed reviews but so much talk 770 newton meters and it sends all of that power and torque to all four wheels by an all-wheel drive system and it’s quick enough to be naught to 62 despite its size in 4.6 seconds there’s a little bit of lag when you first press the accelerator so you have to push Beyond about 20 or so it’s set up that way to allow it to be quite a smooth Driving Experience around town but once you get above 2000 RPM it’s incredibly responsive and that exhaust note yeah fantastic as well now in terms of cornering it’s never going to be great is it because it’s such a heavy car the steering is really slow it’s set up that way again in order to provide quite a smooth drowning experience but what it 

VLOG: Living With A Bentley Bentayga: 1000 Mile USA Road Trip!

means is when you’re going around Bend enthusiastically the steering takes a long time to respond it’s a bit like driving a bus but it stays quite flat through the corners it’s got that active 48 volts anti-roll stabilization system so it just stays nice and flat through the vents you have fun in this car how ever you can’t have too much fun the thing weighs over two and a half tons So eventually the laws of physics will catch up to it still good laughter kids should I do a drift I think that’s a no from mum oh it’s lost where’s the rest of its pack by wolfy thing we’ll kill you and with that we reached the final destination of our American Adventure the Sierra Nevada mountains one of the most beautiful unspoiled scenic areas on the planet thousands of Acres of mountains rivers Wildlife space to run and enjoy the beauty of America with no interruptions as a family oh man all right keep looking keep looking oh beautiful guys and what an epic way to do it California explored in style an incredible state that will live forever in our memories yeah the boot was Tiny But the Bentley was a fantastic companion comfortable luxurious safe fantastic to drive and ultimately fine as for us we had an unforgettable time not even the slowest of us got eaten by bears and I’m sure we’ll be back again soon although maybe it was something that has a slightly bigger boot [Music] thank you foreign [Music] [Music]

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