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P plate exemption for Megane 225


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Hi,

Does anyone here have experience in getting a moderately powered vehicle exemption for a Megane 225? If so, could you tell me what documents you used to show power to weight ratio and where to get these?

Would be a tremendous help as i’ve hit a dead end in searching for them.

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Power to weight ratio for the Megane 225, 165kw / 1326kg(tare weight) is 124.4kw/t.
So you should be fine with that 130kw/t limit you have in QLD.
Orrrrr......you move to WA and drive what ever car your heart desires. 

(this info was obtained from carsales, so if you need legitimate documents/paper work i'm not sure where to find these)

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It would be worth calling Qld Transport as they would be able to talk you through the process and would likely email the correct form to you.  I agree with @PerthRS that it should be no issue with the power to weight ratio limit (which in Qld is 130 kW per Tonne as noted).  I was reading about this point last year when looking at what I could "get away with" as a car for our daughter to be driving as a learner and then on her P plates, and can't recall now exactly where I read it.

There is a moderately powered vehicle process for pre 2010 with a 125kW per Tonne limit, so you still should be OK with a 225.  Meg 3 no good in either though (as I discovered - was my first choice when looking for our daughter.  Darn it...)

If you read this link there is a link in there to the required application but if that isn't complete, I'd just call them

https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/driver-licensing/applying/provisional/restrictions#:~:text=a maximum power-to-weight ratio of 125kW%2Ft

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In NSW it is not an issue,  from memory it is 125kw/tonne and the Megane is 124.4kw,  My son learnt to drive in my Megane, did his driving test and still drives it while on his red and then green P plates. and that is his limit now while driving on the road.

L plates is a whole different story, no restrictions in NSW.  While on L plates he drove R34 Skyline V specs, Maserati V8, Volvo V60 Polestar, and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.  Which I had had that opportunity when I was learning to drive!!

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The 175 Meg was legal in VIC but in the last year the 225 Cup has become legal as well for some reason. Mind you a Clio lV 220 isn’t, so go figure.

Not sure what your chances are in your state but perhaps have a look at the VicRoads web site or call them to find out why they allow it now.

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1 hour ago, 63x1092 said:

The 175 Meg was legal in VIC but in the last year the 225 Cup has become legal as well for some reason. Mind you a Clio lV 220 isn’t, so go figure.

Not sure what your chances are in your state but perhaps have a look at the VicRoads web site or call them to find out why they allow it now.

I think this may have something to do with relaxing of the 'turbo' law. It used to be 125kW/tonne limit, then for a while we had a 'no V8s and no turbos' rule. This rule was subsequently relaxed when everything became a turbo!

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The QLD rules are that pre 2010 cars need a moderately powered vehicle exemption if they are turbocharged or supercharged, even if they are <125kw/t, so technically the Megane 225 needs an exemption to be driven on P plates on QLD.

If anyone is in search of a supporting document for the exemption, this one will do: https://www.mainnorthrenault.com.au/ssl/CMS/files_cms/REN1597 Megane RS 225 Specifications.pdf

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