Please forgive my ignorance, but I am confused as to how low in the rev range it is advisable to drive at safely without putting too much strain on the engine or causing other problems.
I was under the impression that around 1500rpm was ideal for 'steady' driving and economy.
Some time ago I read somewhere that anything under 1400rpm was likely to put an engine under too much strain (a massive generalisation I know)
But in threads lately and elsewhere I've heard about people going along at 1000rpm or even close to idle speed.
I have an Edition100 with a 2.0T engine which seems to pull quite happily from about 1000rpm, and which idles at 700rpm.
In simple terms how low should I go in revs with the 2.0T engine without causing the engine to (quoting the dealer when I asked) 'work too hard' ?
Hope this makes sense. Any advice?