Interesting. Mine was in 7th gear doing about 60 MPH. Not sure when it up-shifted to 8th...I would love 8th. Mine at 95 is still in 7th.
How fast were you going in 7th, and how fast was the 2022 going in 9th? Which engines?Took mine on same route and only got 7.
In any case, I still think that, with nine gears, it wouldn't make sense for the transmission to be maxed out in top gear when "only" going 80 MPH. considering that in Europe top Autobahn speed can be almost 1-1/2 times faster...