I will have to check 6th again. I thought I noticed that, but figured I wrote it down wrong since I couldn't duplicate it. I understand the "gearing" is artificial anyway, so I'm not sure I understand how that would "lock up" like a typical torque convertor.
What would help immensely is if the paddle shifter would hold when climbing a hill - Slowing a bit but keeping in a taller gear would help the mileage a lot, as it does in the 5 speed. Unfortunately one has to reach down, pull to manual, then hit the paddle shifter, then reach down and pull back to auto after the hill. I wonder if there is a mod for that?