Gentle giant and wild beast.
The new SHERPA 1.6L Ti-VCT 16-valve engine is really the most advanced powertrain ever installed on a snowmobile.
With its 1.6L displacement and 115 hp in a compact block made in high-pressure die-cast aluminum for strength and light weight, it has a proven technology derived from the automotive segment.
Since 2002, Alpina has been the only manufacturer using the state-of-art technology available to minimize the exhaust emissions, like the catalyst with twin oxygen sensor.
Now the new engine is automotive Euro-5 and EPA compliant, with emission levels a great length lower than the ones achieved by any other snow-vehicle. There is also an electric engine block pre-heater, that shortens your warm-up time and reduces pollution.
The 4 cylinders with 16-valve and twin independent variable camshaft timing (VCT) that allows the camshafts to oerate both intake and exhaust valves at different times in the combustion cycle, delivers a smooth power and plenty of torque at every engine speed. You will enjoy the quiet and steady power while pulling a heavy trailer or compacting the snow with a wide track-setter; but you will love to try its scorching acceleration and speed when the job is done and the "gentle giant" will suddenly turn into a "wild beast".
Just twist your right-hand grip, and the drive-by-wire electronic throttle valve will boost you ahead. And don't forget to wear a helmet!