i have a question about engine lugging at higher rpms (if that can happen.
For example my CR-Z have an redline of 6300. If its going slightly uphill i can keep 200km/h for example in 5th gear.
But this will cause the engine to run at about 6000rpm.
When i shift to 6th gear and give full throttle, the engine will run at about 4300-4800rpm with 180-200km/h which is fine for me.
But then i am giving full throttle at an "medium" rpm, especially when going uphill the speed drops down to barely 180km/h and even less.
So the question is, which causes less wear on the engine?
Shifting into fifth, get into higher rpm but the engine can do that.
Or stay into sixth at an rate the engine is barely capable in keeping its speed (but still over 4000rpm)